The contract to build innogy SE’s 349MW Limondale Solar Farm, located in southern New South Wales and expected to be the largest solar farm in Australia, has been awarded.

BELECTRIC Solar and Battery GmbH (BELECTRIC) has awarded the contract to Downer.

Executive Director of Downer’s Utilities business, Trevor Cohen, said, “Once the Limondale Solar Farm is built, Downer will have constructed close to three gigawatts of renewable energy projects – making Downer a leader in the industry.”

The Managing Director of BELECTRIC, Martin Zembsch, said, “We’re delighted to have Downer deliver the Limondale Solar Farm. This is an important project for BELECTRIC, because it marks our clear intention to grow our business in Australia. By partnering with Downer, which brings tremendous experience in renewable energy projects, we know we’re in good hands.”

Notice to proceed has been issued to Downer, and construction is expected to be complete in 2020.

Lauren ‘LJ’ Butler is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and has been part of the team at Monkey Media since 2018.

After completing a Bachelor of Media, Communications and Professional Writing at the University of Wollongong in 2014, and prior to writing about the utility sector, LJ worked as a Journalist and Sub Editor across the horticulture, hardware, power equipment, construction and accommodation industries with publishers such as Glenvale Publications, Multimedia Publishing and Bean Media Group.

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