Sunraysia Solar Farm
255MWDC utility-scale solar PV project.

Scheduled for completion in December 2019, Sunraysia Solar Farm is a utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) farm near Balranald in southern New South Wales.

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The solar farm generates approximately 255MWDC of electricity, which is enough to power more than 50,000 homes. It is design and built by Decmil - one of the best solar PV construction companies.

255MWp

solar PV projects

750,000+

solar modules

10km2

surface

12 mths

project planned

Latest Update

Project Progress

SVG

Development Approval

SVG

Financial Close

Construction

Piling

Mechanical Installation

Electrical Installation

Substation Construction

Energised

Substation energised

Commissioning

Solar farm energised

PROJECT DETAILS

Sunraysia Solar Farm Pty Ltd involves the development of a utility scale solar photovoltaic (PV) farm near Balranald in southern New South Wales; the Sunraysia Solar Farm will have a total capacity of 255MWp which shall be completed in 1 stage.

The Balranald Solar Farm proposal would provide the following benefits, specific to Australia's commitments

Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions required to meet our energy demands

Assisting the transition towards cleaner electricity generation

Direct contribution to help in meeting the RET

Additionally, the proposal would allow for the

Provision of embedded electricity generation, to supply into the Australian grid closer to the main consumption centres.

Provision of social and economic benefits, through the provision of direct and indirect employment opportunities during construction and operation of the project

The Balranald Solar Farm proposal site is located around 17km south of the Balranald town centre and around 140km south east of Mildura, within the Balranald Shire Council Local Government Area (LGA). The site is accessed from Yanga Way (also known as Mallee Highway and Tooleybuc-Balranald Road) located to the east.

SITE PLANNING

Given the capital cost of the project, its development application will be assessed by the NSW Department of Planning.

In this context, a Scoping Report for the Sunraysia Solar Farm has been lodged with the state planning in May 2016.

These requirements are now being used as a basis for the current Environmental Impact Assessment undertaken by Sunraysia Solar Farm Two Pty Ltd.

Studies undertaken will include

Heritage (including Aboriginal heritage);

Visual amenity;

Noise assessment;

Soils and water;

Traffic assessment;

SITE LOCATION

The Sunraysia Solar Farm site comprises of around 1000 hectares of private freehold land. Below is a preliminary layout based on the technical assessment and consultation undertaken to date.

This preliminary layout provides for up to 200 megawatts peak AC (MWp) of solar panels; however, it may be amended to reflect the results of on-going technical assessments and discussions with the local community and regulators.

Map View

Irradiation View

Layout View

Community
Benefits

Engagement with the local community is a critical objective of Maoneng and is integral to this project. We would like to ensure that open dialogue and information transfer can occur with local residents, stakeholders and the wider community in an easy and efficient manner.

How this help communities

Environmental

This report identifies and assesses the environmental issues associated with the construction, operation, upgrade and decommissioning of the proposed project.

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ABOUT JOHN LAING

We're making infrastructure happen.

John Laing is an international originator, active investor and manager of infrastructure projects.

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John Laing business is focused on major transport, social and environmental infrastructure projects awarded under governmental public-private partnership (PPP) programmes, and renewable energy projects, across a range of international markets including the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.

John Laing is one of the world’s most trusted brands in the field of infrastructure thanks to its expertise and credentials, with more than 100 projects in the last 30 years.

ABOUT MAONENG

We’re committed to promote a solar future.

MAONENG Australia is proud to be the developer of this major renewable energy project, set to be one of Australia’s largest utility scale Solar PV power plant.

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MAONENG is an Australian Chinese Group with the core business of being a developer, long term owner and operator of quality Solar PV assets, critical for powering a sustainable world.

Having a strong track record for financing, developing and delivering solar energy projects in Australia, we have worked with strong partners such as Fortune 500 company AVIC International Holding Corporation.

Being a developer, owner and operator of the renewable energy generation, the leadership team have delivered over 100MW of solar energy solutions. MAONENG’s development pipeline comprises of approximately 2000 MW of utility & industrial scale solar energy projects across the APAC region.

PARTNERS

Partners helping us to
make it happen.

Nab
BDO
Norton Rose Fulbright
EY
Jacobs
Decmil
Ngh
Bank of China
ING
Nord/LB
Mizuho
CONTACT

Get in touch.

For any enquiry related to the construction (including employment opportunities) please contact Decmil at decmilsunraysia.com

We will not answer job enquiries, please contact Decmil at decmilsunraysia.com/working-with-decmil/