Bannerton Solar Park, Victoria, Australia - Project details and construction updates

Last Modified: Thu Apr 23 2020 05:59:12 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 88 MW
    installed capacity of the Bannerton Solar Park located just over an hour’s drive south of Mildura, Victoria
  • ? GWh
    proposed to be generated per year.
  • 30,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • 94,600 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational.
  • 192
    hectares of orchard land owned by Almas Almonds will be used. “The wonderful thing about the Bannerton project is that it’s being constructed on land that can’t really be planted for orchards, and so there isn’t any displacement of productive agricultural land,” - Phil Galloway, Managing Director of Syncline Energy.
  • 319,406
    solar panels will be used.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: 1) Project owner and developer: Syncline Energy, Foresight Group 2) EPC & O&M: UGL Limited 3) Power distribution: Alinta Energy.
  • $100 million
    estimated project cost.
  • 180
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • 15
    FTE during operational phase.
  • Oct 2017
    planned start of construction with completion expected by July 2018.
  • 23 Aug 2017
    Syncline Energy wins Victoria govt. reverse auction tender to supply power to Melbourne's Yarra Trams network. The farm also has a 17 year fixed price PPA with Alinta Energy.
  • 28 Sep 2017
    U.K. based Foresight Group - a leading independent infrastructure and private equity manager - acquires 48.5% in the project, for $5.5 million .
  • 02 Oct 2017
    Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to commit approximately $98 million in debt finance towards the project.
  • 02 Oct 2017
    UGL has been awarded contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of stage one of the solar farm, including associated substation and Powercor Australia grid connection. The contract will generate revenue to UGL of approximately $133 million, over a three-year. Once operational, UGL will provide operation and maintenance services for a two-year period.
  • Aug 2018
    Project nearing completion.
  • 23 Oct 2018
    Project comes online.