Downer EDI secures $148M contract for solar power project

WCN Editorial Team 4 May 2017 OCEANIA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Downer EDI has won an AUD200M ($148M) contract from Palisade Investment Partners and ESCO Pacific (ESCO) for a solar power project near Townsville in Queensland, Australia.

The firm was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operations and maintenance (O&M) contract for the 148MW Ross River Solar Farm, which will be equipped with nearly 420,000 monocrystalline solar photovoltaic modules.

The solar farm has a 13-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with EnergyAustralia.

Grant Fenn, Downer CEO, said: “When the Ross River Solar Farm is completed, Downer will have facilitated the delivery of more than 2.3GW of renewable energy to the Australian market.”

The project is expected to be complete in one year.

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