Power generated at Mill Creek Wind Farm

John Key announces First Power

Prime Minister John Key joined Meridian Energy staff and the construction team to celebrate the official ‘First Power’ at the Mill Creek Wind Farm.

Two of the 26 wind turbines at the Mill Creek wind farm are now fully operational and successfully generating power into the national grid.

Higgins is the lead civil contractor to Meridian Energy. In this role we are responsible for the construction of all access roads, the formation of the concrete foundations and the laying of the underground transmission cable.  To date a total of seven turbines have been erected on the rugged site, located north of Wellington. The remaining turbines are due to be lifted into place over the coming months