Australian Macquarie Generation to add 9 MW to Liddell solar thermal project
(ADPnews) - Dec 17, 2010 - Australian state-owned power producer Macquarie Generation today said it will expand its Liddell solar thermal power station in New South Wales by installing 9 MW of solar power capacity.
The company said it contracted Novatec Solar, controlled by Transfield Holdings, to build a new 9 MW solar field on an area of 18,000 sq m (194,000 sq ft) at the site of the existing plant.
The project will almost double the size of the existing solar array at Liddell, Macquarie Generation CEO Grant Every-Burns said. According to him, the combined existing and new capacity will produce enough energy to power 1,000 households a year.
Construction of the solar field is expected to start at the beginning of 2011 and finish in 2012.
Transfield Holdings is a unit of Australian infrastructure services provider Transfield Services (ASX:TSE).