Aecom gets owner’s engineer job on 200-MW Aussie solar project

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March 20 (Renewables Now) - US-based infrastructure group Aecom (NYSE:ACM) has won the owner’s engineer job on the 200-MW Solar River Project in South Australia’s Mid North, it announced on Monday.

Aecom will support the project in this role in its pre-financial close development, construction, delivery and compliance commissioning phases, it said, without disclosing the value of the assignments. The contract covers project management, owner’s site representative and superintendent services.

The Solar River Project will comprise a 200-MW photovoltaic (PV) power plant coupled with a 100-MW battery system. Upon completion, the solar park will be able to meet the power demand of about 90,000 South Australian homes.

In Australia, Aecom has also performed owner’s engineer roles on the Mount Emerald wind farm in Queensland, the Ararat and Murra Warra wind parks in Victoria, the Crookwell 2 wind farm in New South Wales and the Willogoleche wind park in South Australia.

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