Innogy has started construction of Australia’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plant.
The company has announced a final investment decision for the 349 MW facility, located near Balranald, New South Wales. It says that preparation works and pre-piling tests are already underway, with main construction works expected to start in October.
Limondale is one of two solar projects purchased by Innogy from Overland Sun Farming, an Australian solar energy development company. Innogy subsidiary Belectric will carry out engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), Innogy said.
The commissioning of the project will take place progressively, with full commercial operation scheduled for mid-2020.
Innogy is also developing the 115 MW Hillston project in New South Wales. The planned investment volume of both solar projects is over €400 million.