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Meet Natalie Lukies, sustainable energy expert at WSP

Meet Natalie Lukies, sustainable energy expert at WSP

 September 06, 2021

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Natalie Lukies is an Engineering Manager for Wind at WSP in Australia.

She explains her experience on the Mount Emerald Wind Farm project in Queensland.

Leading the WSP team

Natalie's role was to lead the WSP team and advise the lenders about technical risks on the project, and then monitor the project during construction.

WSP reviewed the technical elements of the project, including the wind turbine technology, grid connection, planning and environmental studies. The company also provided the energy yield assessment for the project.

A challenging project


"The project was challenging because of the complexity of the terrain and tropical weather conditions. Comprehensive management plans were developed to minimize the impacts on flora and fauna," Natalie says.

Reducing CO2-e emissions

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"Today, 53 turbines with a capacity of 180.5MW, produce enough energy to power 75,000 homes. The wind farm is also responsible for the reduction of 450,000 tonnes CO2-e," she adds.

"Mount Emerald was a big project. I had to make sure all contractual requirements were observed, and keep our client informed at all times," she concludes.

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