Pacific Partnerships to develop large-scale solar farm in Australia

Kaycee Enerva

Kaycee Enerva

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CIMIC’s Pacific Partnerships has acquired the development rights for Glenrowan Solar Farm in Northern Victoria, the first large-scale solar farm to be owned and developed by the Australian contractor as principal.

Juan Santamaria, executive chairman of CIMC, said the group is committed to supporting the country’s energy transition and is pursuing large-scale renewable energy generation and storage assets. 

“Pacific Partnerships is actively driving our strategic expansion into the emissions-free, renewable energy sector,” said Santamaria.

The 245ha solar farm will generate an installed capacity of up to 125 megawatts and is proposed to connect to the existing Glenrowan Terminal Substation. 

According to the company, it is expected to provide enough independent electricity to power approximately 45,000 homes.

“The acquisition of the development rights to Glenrowan Solar Farm is part of our strategy to establish a diversified portfolio of energy and utility assets within the National Electricity Market,” added Simon Nicholls, MD at Pacific Partnerships, which will develop, invest in, and manage the solar farm. CIMIC’s UGL (United Group Limited) to undertake construction, operations, and maintenance.

UGL is launching early works for the project, including design, procurement and construction planning, with operations and renewable energy generation expected to begin in the last quarter of 2023.

CIMIC (Construction, Infrastructure, Mining and Concessions) is an Australian construction contractor active in telecommunications, engineering and infrastructure, building and property development, mining, and environmental services sectors. It has operations in Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.

Kaycee Enerva

Kaycee Enerva

A digital content manager based in the Philippines, Kaycee Enerva has written for multiple publications over several years. A graduate of Computer Science, she exchanged a career in IT to pursue her passion for writing. She's slowly practicing sustainability through period cups, and eating more plant-based food.

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