Acciona starts pouring foundations at 1-GW-plus Aussie wind project

Workers pour concrete at the MacIntyre Wind Precinct project site. Image by Acciona Australia (www.acciona.com.au)

September 14 (Renewables Now) - Spanish renewables company Acciona Energia (BME:ANE) said today that it has poured concrete for the first of 180 foundations at the site of the 1,026-MW MacIntyre Wind Precinct project in Queensland, Australia.

The foundations will support 180 Nordex Delta 5.7-MW turbines, which will make the wind farm complex the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere, the company said.

The mammoth AUD-2-billion (USD 1.35bn/EUR 1.35bn) project will create two wind farms, one of 923 MW and the other of 102.6 MW. Acciona Energia and Ark Energy Corp, a unit of Korean non-ferrous metals smelter Korea Zinc Co Ltd, co-own the bigger farm of the two, while Queensland's publicly-owned clean energy company CleanCo owns the 102.6-MW section.

CleanCo will also procure 400 MW from the wind farm under a power purchase agreement (PPA), Acciona Energia said.

MacIntyre Wind Precinct is expected to start operations in 2024.

(AUD 1.0 = USD 0.674/EUR 0.675)

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