video-banner
none

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT FOR SA SOLAR PROJECT

06-06-2019
by 
in 
Huang Ou, Shanghai Electric and Sanjeev Gupta, GFC Alliance

Simec Energy Australia, a member of the GFG Alliance, has signed a key strategic partnership with Shanghai Electric for engineering, procurement and construction for its Cultana solar farm project near Whyalla, South Australia. The agreement was signed by GFG Alliance Executive Chairman and CEO Sanjeev Gupta and Shanghai Electric President Huang Ou, in the presence of representatives from key supporting financial institutions.

Cultana is the first project in Simec’s $1 billion, 1GW dispatchable renewable energy program in South Australia. With a capacity of 280MW, Cultana is planned to be one of Australia’s largest solar farms and is expected to produce around 600GWh of energy per year, powering GFG’s Whyalla steelworks and a range of key government and commercial customers.

It will deliver a range of benefits to the local community, increasing the reliability and security of the state’s electricity supply, boosting local employment with about 350 positions during construction, and providing environmental benefits.

“Cultana Solar Farm is an ambitious project that will deliver globally‐competitive renewable energy on a large scale to power‐heavy industry,” Gupta says. “It is a great step forward in our vision to revitalise industry and we look forward to working with our partners to bring our renewables projects to life.”

GFG previously announced its ambition to invest in up to 10GW of large‐scale solar and other renewable energy projects across Australia, supporting industry.

Shanghai Electric, whose global expertise includes the completion of the world’s largest concentrated solar power project in Dubai, will provide engineering, procurement and construction for the project.

“We are fortunate and grateful to have the global expertise of Shanghai Electric,” Gupta says. “Shanghai Electric have embodied the best form of partnership, working hand in glove with our people in Whyalla to develop the project. We are confident of their performance, to deliver this project on time, and on budget, to the highest standards, supporting our commitment to the creation of hundreds of new local jobs in South Australia.”

The project will play a key role in the development of the 10Mt/year Whyalla Next‐Gen steel plant project and industry revitalisation strategy championed by GFG.

“Our planned Next‐Gen project will ignite a new industrial revolution in Australia,” Gupta says. “These projects are shining examples of GFG’s commitment to create a sustainable future for industry and build stronger local communities.”

Simec Energy Australia
0411 054 643

simecenergy.com.au

Related news & editorials

  1. 06.12.2019
    06.12.2019
    by      In
    Having replaced the usual gift guide with a giving guide last year, we reasoned that charitable donation was still more worthwhile as a gift than a cheap novelty that will be forgotten when the tinsel comes down. So give generously.
    COMBATTING HOMELESSNESS
    Mission Australia combats homelessness by... Read More
  2. 05.12.2019
    05.12.2019
    by      In
    Staff in the offices of NCH Australia have been spending time in the run-up to Christmas packing toys into 100 shoeboxes as part of the company’s NCH Cares 100 years celebrations.
    NCH celebrated its centenary during 2019, and decided to commemorate the milestone through its NCH Cares programme,... Read More
  3. 04.12.2019
    04.12.2019
    by      In
    Adelaide-based refrigeration specialist Cold Logic has entered into an agreement with Ernest West & Beynon to fulfil Australian Navy refrigeration needs.
    The company has signed a memorandum of understanding with UK naval refrigeration supplier Ernest West & Beynon to be its local supplier... Read More
  4. 03.12.2019
    03.12.2019
    by      In
    As NSW battles one of the worst bushfire seasons on record, the community-minded Hydraulink Port Macquarie branch has come to the aid of local firefighters to repair their broken hoses, so they can continue to protect the community.
    Blackbutt Engineering, which operates as an authorised Hydraulink... Read More