CWP Renewables is a leading renewable energy developer, owner and asset manager with full project life-cycle expertise. Our team holds a wealth of experience in the renewable energy sector, accumulated through the successful delivery of projects in Europe and Australia.
We develop and own utility-scale renewable energy facilities incorporating wind, solar and storage technologies, oversee project delivery and commissioning, and provide long-term operational asset management services. Our unique approach to own and manage each project from inception through to full operation ensures genuine engagement with all stakeholders at every stage of development.
CWP Renewables has been developing projects in Australia since 2007. Key development activities are coordinated from our offices in Newcastle and Sydney, with asset management services delivered from Canberra.
Sapphire Wind Farm is part of the Grassroots Renewable Energy Platform, a portfolio of renewable energy investments owned by CWP Renewables and Partners Group. The Grassroots Renewable Energy Platform was established in May 2018 combining the resources of CWP Renewables and Partners Group to deliver 1.3GW of new renewable energy to the Australian market.
Sapphire Wind Farm is being constructed by a consortium of Vestas and Zenviron. Vestas will supply and install the wind turbines while Zenviron are undertaking the civil and electrical balance of the plant. TransGrid are building a substation adjacent to its 330kV transmission line.
Meet the Site Team
Facilities Manager – Operations
David is our newest addition to the team, he is responsible for the management and operation of the wind farm once construction is complete. David spent 15 years with Essential Energy as a substation technician in the New England and Mid North Coast regions of NSW. He followed this with the completion of an Electrical Engineering Degree. Over the past 5 years he has worked in WA on two of the largest global LNG projects for Chevron; the Barrow Island and Wheatstone projects. David lives locally to the wind farm and enjoys the rural lifestyle.
” I like the serenity of rural life its always good for the mind and soul. It’s great to be back living and working in the community that I grew up in”
Environmental Technical Adviser
Patric Millar is highly experienced environmental scientist who brings a well-rounded skillset to the CWP and the Sapphire Wind Farm project. He has worked in the NSW Public Sector and has run a successful environmental consulting business since 2008. Patric has a broad mixture of environmental, engineering, policy development and spatial data skills and is recognised by the NSW Government as an Environmental Representative for renewable energy projects. His key role on Sapphire Wind Farm is to manage the environmental compliance with the various State and Federal approval documentation.
“This is an opportunity to be actively involved in a cutting-edge project which has long term benefits for my community”
Meet the Head Office Support Team
Adrian manages the engineering and contracting division of CWP, and is also the Project Director for the Sapphire Wind Farm. Adrian’s responsibilities include providing engineering support and establishment of major contracts for the construction and operations of renewable energy assets. Adrian has a passion for renewable energy having deliberately entered the industry at its infancy and now having been part of the renewable energy industry for over 25 years, including 12 years with CWP and Wind Prospect. In that time, Adrian has been involved in technology development, project development, engineering and technical support, project management as well as having been an active member of various industry associations. Adrian is based in CWP’s Canberra office.
‘This project has brought new challenges due to the size of the turbines being used, which keeps things exciting’