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Construction of new solar farm near Maryborough QLD given the green light


Posted by Monica Gameng

Utility scale solar projects developer Eco Energy World (EEW) Australia has been given planning consent to develop a 140-megawatt solar farm near Maryborough in Queensland. The $280 million project will cover the area of about 800 acres with over 500,000 ground-mounted solar panels.

Construction is expected to begin in early 2017 and, once operational, the solar farm will be able to generate enough renewable energy which will meet the annual power needs of approximately 55,000 households.

b88358897z1_20161004140141_000g58bf9262-0-p6n1gnm36jah32g20n2_t620.jpgFuture site of EEW's solar farm at Aramara (source: Fraser Coast Chronicle)

The project – which is a collaboration between EEW and the Fraser Coast Regional Council – will create up to 150 jobs during construction and at least six full-time as well as 11 part-time jobs once the solar farm is in operation.

“We are so pleased for the Aramara area and the Fraser Coast Region. This project will increase the utility solar generation by 140MW and will create new opportunities for the community including a large number of jobs and services,” EEW Chairman Svante Kumlin said.

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Source: Renew Economy AU and Fraser Coast Chronicle

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.