The director of a south-west engineering company is confident of securing a much-needed contract.
Keppel Prince was forced to lay off 40 workers in March after the contract to build 52 towers for the Ryan Corner wind farm near Port Fairy went to an overseas company.
Director Steve Garner said he was now awaiting the decision on the contract for the Woolsthorpe Wind Farm. "We're in a holding pattern," he said.
Mr Garner said he believed his company was the right choice for the contract.
"We're confident we can secure the Woolsthorpe project," he said.
"We believe we've done some really good work to ensure we do."
Mr Garner said he also hoped to secure more work through the Victorian Renewable Energy Target.
Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell said delays in delivering the second round of projects was putting south-west jobs at risk.
"This government is 18 months late in the second VRET," Ms Britnell said.
"So that business (Keppel Prince) has no job security."