ROUND-UP: Downer’s 349MW in NSW, Scatec’s 121MW in Ukraine, NTPC’s 22MW floating auction

Credit: Downer

Downer to build 349MW project in Australia for Belectric

18 October: Downer has been awarded a contract by Belectric Solar and Battery to build innogy SE's 349MW Limondale Solar Farm located in southern New South Wales, Australia.

This article requires Premium SubscriptionBasic (FREE) Subscription

Unlock unlimited access for 12 whole months of distinctive global analysis

Photovoltaics International is now included.

  • Regular insight and analysis of the industry’s biggest developments
  • In-depth interviews with the industry’s leading figures
  • Unlimited digital access to the PV Tech Power journal catalogue
  • Unlimited digital access to the Photovoltaics International journal catalogue
  • Access to more than 1,000 technical papers
  • Discounts on Solar Media’s portfolio of events, in-person and virtual

Or continue reading this article for free

Executive director of Downer’s Utilities business, Trevor Cohen, said: “We are pleased to be working with Belectric on the Limondale Solar Farm, which will deliver significant economic and environmental benefits for the local community. Once the Limondale Solar Farm is built, Downer will have constructed close to 3GW of renewable energy projects – making Downer a leader in the industry.”

Construction is expected to be complete in 2020.

Scatec bags 121MW in Ukraine

18 October: Scatec Solar has secured two new solar projects with a total capacity of 121MW in Ukraine.

The projects will be realised under the country's Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) scheme and the solar power plants are expected to produce about 155,000MWh per year in total. Land will be leased for an extended time-period from local municipalities. Total capex for the projects is estimated at €137 million. Grid-connection of the plants is expected towards the end of 2019.

Scatec Solar will be the lead equity investor in the projects and is looking to secure additional equity partners. Scatec Solar will be the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) provider and provide operation & maintenance as well as asset management services to the power plants.

NTPC awards 22MW of floating solar in Kerala

17 October: Indian state-run utility NTPC has held an auction for 22MW of floating solar PV at Kayamkulam in Keral.

This was for an EPC contract but the bidders were asked to quote their power cost based on expected generation and a specific formula. 

CORRECTION: Article originally stated that tariffs had been quoted in the auction. These numbers have now been removed from article.

Read Next

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
February 28, 2024
Seattle, USA
Solar Media Events, Industry Events
March 12, 2024
Frankfurt, Germany
Upcoming Webinars
March 13, 2024
9am EDT / 1pm GMT / 2pm CET
Solar Media Events
March 19, 2024
Texas, USA

Chinese New Year—Secure an unmissable saving of 50% on PV Tech Premium

Empower your solar business throughout 2024

Ends Friday, 23rd Feb 2024. New users only.