Jacobs picked as owner's engineer for 200-MW Aussie wind scheme

Wind park in Australia. Author: Simon Yeo. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

July 20 (Renewables Now) - Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (NYSE:JEC) has won a contract to act as project manager and owner's engineer for a 200-MW wind project in Australia.

According to a press release from Thursday, the US construction services provider has been appointed by the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF), a partnership set up by Australian utility AGL Energy Ltd (ASX:AGL) to develop, own and manage a 1,000 MW renewables portfolio at home.

The Silverton wind project is estimated at AUD 450 million (USD 356m/EUR 310m). It involves the installation of 58 turbines in Western New South Wales, which will be able to generate about 780,000 MWh of electricity per year. The output is expected to be enough to meet the power demand of over 137,000 local households and save 655,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually.

(AUD 1.0 = USD 0.792/EUR 0.688)

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