Elecnor to build largest solar PV farm in Australia at a cost of EUR 133.5 million
Madrid, 19 April 2017.- Elecnor has won a turnkey (EPC) contract to build the first phase of the Bungala Solar project, Bungala One: a 137 MWp solar PV farm at a cost of AUD 189 million, EUR 133.5 million.
Bungala Solar, located north of Port Augusta in the state of South Australia, is the largest PV project developed to date in Australia and will be the largest built by Elecnor using this power generation technology. The complex will boast a capacity of 374 MWp and will be rolled out in three phases. The first two, Bungala One and Bungala Two, will have an installed capacity of 137 MWp each. The remaining 100 MWp are in development.
Elecnor will build the Bungala One plant for the investment consortium comprising Enel Green Power and Dutch Infrastructure. This plant will have over 437,000 solar panels covering around 250 hectares and generating enough power to supply 39,000 homes. It is estimated that the plant will avoid annual CO2 emissions of 198,000 tonnes, equivalent to the emissions deriving from a combustion engine consuming 85 million litres of petrol. The plant is due to come on stream in the third quarter of 2018.
Projects in Australia
With this third project and the 100 MW previously built, Elecnor has established itself as a leading player in turnkey renewable energy projects in Australia.
Elecnor operates in Australia through a subsidiary created in 2014 and headquartered in Melbourne specialising in the development of infrastructure and renewable energy businesses in the country.