PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Indian major Adani has started work on its first solar plant, after receiving development approval from the Isaac regional council, in Queensland.
The 65 MW first stage of the solar plant is expected to cost more than A$100-million to complete, and will be built on a 600-ha block that is part of the Rugby Run grazing property.
Further stages of the project are set to take total generation capacity up to 170 MW.
“This is an exciting project in terms of its size, location and the technology we are using,” said Adani Renewables CEO Jennifer Purdie.
“This will be Adani Renewable’s first project, the first of many,” she added.
Construction of the Rugby Run solar farm is expected to take some 12 months to complete, and will employ around 150 staff. The full-time operation will employ six staff members.
Adani has now executed the initial stage of works to expedite a network connection application to feed into the existing network supply in Queensland.