MADRID, 21 (EUROPE PRESS)
GRS will build two photovoltaic plants in Australia for Lightsource bp, in the first collaboration between both companies, informed the company integrated in the Gransolar group.
Specifically, GRS will assume, together with the companies of the same group ISE and PV Hardware (PVH), the design, construction, commissioning and subsequent operation and maintenance (O&M) tasks of the Wellington North photovoltaic plants, which will become one of the largest plants in Australia with an installed capacity of 425 megawatts (MW), and Wunghnu, 90 MW.
The developer stressed that this collaboration “lays the foundations for a long-term business relationship” between both groups, which “they hope will translate into other large projects.”
The start of the works in Wellington North and Wunghnu, which are expected to be completed in approximately two years, marks a milestone for both companies, which stand as leaders in the sector in a country committed to promoting green energy.
GRS becomes the leading company in ‘EPC’ projects (engineering, procurement and construction, for its acronym in English), with a ‘pipeline’ of more than 1.5 gigawatts (GW) in a total of 12 projects, of which ten exceed 20 MW of installed power, according to figures published by the consultancy firm Rystad Energy. Lightsource bp, meanwhile, is the largest owner of photovoltaic assets in Australia, with a total of 841 MW.
Wellington North Solar Farm is located near the town of Dubbo, in the state of New South Wales, and will be the largest solar plant built by GRS. Its 755,552 photovoltaic modules distributed over an area of 847 hectares will produce clean energy equivalent to the consumption of more than 152,500 homes.
For its part, the Wunghnu project will be located in Goulburn Valley (Victoria) and will consist of 160,048 modules on 222 hectares, enough to produce energy for 27,152 homes.