Clarke Creek renewable energy project construction set to begin
By Russell Burford on 05 December 2018
With the approval of State and Federal Governments, construction is set to commence on the $1.5 billion Clarke Creek Integrated Wind, Solar and Battery Power Station, located approximately 150 kilometres north-west of Rockhampton, Queensland.
Goldwind Australia will be supplying the wind turbine and its partner, Lacour Energy will develop the project. The wind farm project received planning for up to 195 wind turbines, 400MW solar farm and a large utility scale battery earlier this year. Currently, Goldwind Australia is seeking Expressions of Interest for the Balance of Plant tender which will cover the full civil and electrical works for the project.
The wind farm project is set to generate enough renewable energy to power up to 590,000 local homes as well as supply about the State’s electricity. During construction, approximately 350 jobs are expected to be created and 25 permanent jobs once it is operational.
Construction is set to commence in 2019.