Clough JV selected as preferred tenderer for civil works at Australian hydropower project

Posted on January 21, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: The Clough Salini Joint Venture (JV) has been selected as the preferred tenderer for about A$4-billion worth of civil works packages for the Snowy 2.0 project – a multiyear pumped-hydro expansion project, in New South Wales, Australia. Clough is a wholly owned subsidiary of Murray & Roberts and has a 35% shareholding in the… Read more »

Construction begins on 336MW Dundonnell wind farm – one of biggest in Victoria

Posted on January 21, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: A 336MW Victoria wind farm inspired by local landowners, and then selected by the state government’s renewable energy auction scheme, has begun construction. The Dundonnell wind farm, north-east of Mortlake, will be one of the biggest in Victoria, and was one of three wind and three solar farms that won a contract with the… Read more »

New Plymouth company plans wave energy trials off Taranaki coast

Posted on January 18, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: The Azura wave device designed to capture wave energy to generate electricity off Hawaii. A New Plymouth company that built equipment to generate electricity from wave energy for offshore customers now plans to trial sites in New Zealand, including off the Taranaki coastline. EHL Group (Energy Hydraulics Limited) successfully developed wave energy technology to compete internationally. The company’s Azura wave energy… Read more »

Octopus and Edify Energy close finance on 333MW project

Posted on January 15, 2019. Australasian News.

Source:   UK firm Octopus Investments and Edify Energy have closed finance on a 333MW project in Australia.It is the British company’s first major Australian deal since it entered the market in March 2018.The Darlington Point Solar Farm, which has a 150MW power purchase agreement (PPA) in place, is expected to start operation in 2020.A total of… Read more »

Genex brings in EnergyAustralia for solar-pumped hydro storage project

Posted on January 11, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: Genex Power says it has signed a deal EnergyAustralia that delivers exclusive rights to the big utility to negotiate an off take agreement for its unique solar plus pumped hydro storage project, including an option to buy a half share in the storage component. The announcement on Thursday stops short of an agreed off-take… Read more »

Sunny success for solar farm’s grid connection in Australia

Posted on January 07, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: The 25-hectare facility in Northam is expected to implement battery storage solutions in the future A 10MW solar power plant in Queensland, Australia, has been successfully connected to the grid. The 25-hectare facility in Northam was developed by EMC Lendlease, the joint venture between Carnegie subsidiary Energy Made Clean and an engineering, procurement and construction provider… Read more »

Construction Begins on New Utility-Scale Solar Plant in Australia

Posted on January 07, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: Construction has started on the Finley Solar Farm in New South Wales, Australia, a 175-MW utility-scale renewable energy project expected to be built by July of this year. Australian utility-scale solar farm developer ESCO Pacific tapped Signal Energy Australia to build the facility. Located on 951 acres of agricultural land near the township of… Read more »

Vestas expands footprint in Western Australia with EPC order and passes 1 GW of orders in Australia in 2018

Posted on January 03, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: Vestas’ orders in Australia in 2018 have passed 1 GW today after the signing of a 184 MW engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Warradarge Wind Farm. The 1 GW of orders is Vestas’ highest in one year since installing the country’s first commercial-sized wind farm 25 years ago. The project announced today… Read more »

NSW largest solar farm gets government’s green light

Posted on January 03, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: A solar farm which will be the largest in NSW and be big enough power a city of almost a million people is a step closer to reality after getting the green light from planning authorities. The state government on Friday approved the $1 billion project at Yarrabee Park, 23 kilometres from Narrandera in the… Read more »

Senvion converts 86 MW of Australian wind farm into firm order

Posted on December 21, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Senvion has secured the Notice to Proceed with the construction of Stage 2, adding 86 MW to Nexif Energy’s Lincoln Gap Wind Farm near Port Augusta in South Australia. Construction of Stage 1 is well underway and will feature 35 Senvion wind turbines. Stage 2 will see an additional 24 wind turbines installed and… Read more »