With Maoneng Australia reaching financial close, the 255MW Sunraysia Solar PV project in New South Wales is another step closer to commencing construction. Decmil Group has also been officially awarded a $277 million contract to undertake engineering, procurement and construction as well as operations and maintenance of the solar farm.
“Decmil is looking forward to partnering with Maoneng on the Sunraysia project. Both organisations bring together complementary skills to successfully deliver this project to the Australian renewable energy market,” Decmil Managing Director and Group CEO Scott Criddle said.
Maoneng Group Executive Chairman and CEO Morris Zhou added: “Maoneng welcomes Decmil as partners to successfully deliver the Sunraysia project. We are confident in Decmil’s capability and pleased to see their commitment and resourcing towards this project.”
The Sunraysia Solar Farm is located approximately 17 kilometres south of the Balranald town centre and it is set to become one of Australia’s largest utility scale solar PV developments.
This project has secured Power Purchase Agreements with AGL Energy as well as the University of New South Wales (UNSW) for a duration of 15 years.
“We are honoured to allow UNSW to achieve its goal of carbon neutrality on energy use by 2020 and look forward to our long-term partnership,” Maoneng Director of Project Finance and M&A Kevin Chen said.
“AGL’s offtake with Sunraysia Solar Farm forms part of AGL’s NSW Generation PLan and plays an important role in AGL’s transition towards cleaner and more affordable energy. Energy allocated to AGL from Sunraysia Solar Farm represents Maoneng’s first contribution towards our long-term relationship with AGL,” Maoneng Group Vice President Qiao Nan Han said.
The Sunraysia Solar Farm is expected to support up to 400 jobs during peak construction, providing significant opportunities and economic growth for the local community.
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