Aecom picked as project manager for 275-MW Aussie solar scheme

Image by: New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment.

April 11 (Renewables Now) - US-based infrastructure group Aecom (NYSE:ACM) today said it will serve as project manager and technical advisor for the 333-MWp/275-MW AC Darlington Point solar power plant in New South Wales, Australia.

Aecom’s role will be to support the overall delivery of the AUD-450-million (USD 322.3m/EUR 285.7m) scheme by providing project management, contract administration, owner’s engineer, site supervision and lender’s independent technical advisor services. Tasks under the deal, awarded by Australian renewables developer Edify Energy and UK-based Octopus Investments, the owners of the project, will be performed during the design, construction and commissioning phases.

Once up and running in 2020, the Darlington Point solar park will be able to produce enough power for about 130,000 local homes per year. Its developers have chosen Canadian Solar’s HiKu modules (CS3W-P) and single-axis trackers by Array Technologies Inc.

The output from 150 MW of the complex will be sold to Delta Electricity, the owner of a local coal-fired power complex.

(AUD 1.0 = USD 0.716/EUR 0.635)

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