Power projects to boost construction and renewable jobs

Posted by Design & Construct on 15-May-2017 10:12:37

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Queensland company, Solar Q, is proposing to build the biggest solar farm in the Gympie region of Australia. An application to build a solar farm and battery storage has been lodged with the regional council, to develop an existing substation at Lower Wonga.



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Queensland plans to build Australia's biggest solar farm

The AUD $2 billion facility will be built in stages over the next two years, creating 450 new construction jobs. The huge plant can potentially supply 15 per cent of the South-East’s power needs, with around 3 million solar panels on the 17-square-kilometre site. Learn more about new construction jobs in Queensland. 

 

Global leader in sustainable solutions commits to new construction jobs

Global leader in sustainable solutions for infrastructure and renewable energy projects, ACCIONA Energy, has begun construction of a new wind farm that will generate enough electricity to power more than 60,000 homes.

 

The new AUD $258 million Mount Gellibrand Wind Farm is located in the Colac Otway Shire on Victoria’s Western Plains. Construction of the wind farm is expected to be completed in 2018, creating 100 new construction jobs and approximately 10 ongoing full time equivalent positions on site. Learn more about construction recruitment in Victoria.

 

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Powerlink to extend its network

Powerlink aims to expand the Clare Solar Farm near Ayr, enabling it to generate 100 MW of renewable energy when complete. Extending the existing substation will connect the solar farm to a 1,700 kilometre transmission network and make it one of Australia’s largest solar farms.

“The Clare Solar Farm will not only create another renewable energy source for Queensland but also generate 200 jobs during construction and operation phases,” said Energy Minister Mark Bailey.

 

 

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References

Gympie Times. (2017). Retrieved 19 April 2017 from
https://www.gympietimes.com.au/news/breaking-australias-biggest-solar-farm-planned-for/3168073/ 

Acconia. (2017). Retrieved 19 April 2017 from
http://www.acciona.com.au/projects/energy/wind-power/mt-gellibrand-wind-farm/ 

Nexif Energy. (2017). Retrieved 24 April from
http://www.nexifenergy.com/press_release/new-agreements-propel-lincoln-gap-wind-farm-forward/ 

The State of Queensland. (2017). Retrieved 24 April from
http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2017/4/21/substation-works-commence-to-help-deliver-one-of-australias-largest-solar-farms 

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