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Work to start on new SA wind farm

Wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has been given approval to install the first 35 of 59 turbines at a new wind farm near Port Augusta in South Australia's mid-north.

The first stage of the Lincoln Gap wind farm, being developed by Nexif Energy, will provide 126 megawatts of electricity into the local network.

Senvion Australia managing director Raymond Gilfedder says the turbines feature new technology which allows for higher power yields at lower wind speeds.

"This technology is very well suited to the Australian market, and will ensure that the wind farm will continue to be a high performing asset for the coming decades," Mr Gilfedder said in a statement on Monday.

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