Elecnor secures another 137-MWp EPC deal in Australia
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Spanish infrastructure and energy group Elecnor SA (BME:ENO) announced today it has won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a second 137-MWp solar plant project in Australia.
Named Bungala Two, the photovoltaic (PV) plant is part of the three-stage 374-MWp Bungala Solar complex. The company was awarded the EPC works for the 137-MWp Bungala One project last April.
The phase II PV farm will require an investment of AUD 173 million (USD 137.6m/EUR 116.3m). It is owned by a joint venture between Enel Green Power SpA and Dutch Infrastructure Fund (DIF).
Bungala Two will use more than 437,000 solar panels, spread over an area of around 250 hectares. Once completed, the PV plant is expected to meet the annual power demand of 39,000 homes and to offset 198,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Elecnor said the park is scheduled to start operations in the first quarter of 2019. The Bungala complex is the largest PV project ever developed in Australia and also the largest built by Elecnor, the company noted.