RCR wins USD-132m job at Queensland PV project

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May 2 (Renewables Now) - RCR Tomlinson Ltd (ASX:RCR) will build and put online the 110-MW Darling Downs solar power plant in Queensland under a roughly AUD-175-million (USD 132m/EUR 120m) contract.

As announced on Monday, Australian utility Origin Energy Ltd (ASX:ORG) has sold the solar photovoltaic (PV) project to energy infrastructure investor APA Group (ASX:APA). RCR said today construction is planned to start in July 2017.

Origin, which developed Darling Downs, had previously engaged RCR for preliminary design and engineering works on the project. The new contract for the Australian engineering and infrastructure company includes engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and commissioning of the power plant, and also substations and grid connection works.

The project is supported by a grant of AUD 20 million from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

(AUD 1 = USD 0.76/EUR 0.69)

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