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Ingeteam awarded a new 380 MW photovoltaic project in Australia

Ingeteam awarded a new 380 MW photovoltaic project in Australia

  • Ingeteam is supplying the transformer substations for the construction of the Aldoga solar power plant, developed by Acciona Energía.
  • The project is expected to be fully operational by mid-2025.
  • This is the first Australian solar power project to be equipped with Ingeteam's new central inverter model.

Ingeteam has been selected by Acciona Energía as a technology partner to provide its power conversion and control technology for a 380 MW project in Australia. It is to be installed at the Aldoga Solar Farm, located 20 kilometres northwest of Gladstone on the Central Queensland Coast. Its construction will create around 350 jobs during the 18-month construction phase. This new contract reaffirms the technological alliance between the two companies over the years.

The solar farm is linked to a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Queensland's state-owned energy company, Stanwell Corporation, which plans to use the energy produced at Aldoga to power its green hydrogen project, Central Queensland Hydrogen (CQ-H2).

The Aldoga Solar Farm will generate clean electricity to supply nearly 185,000 households and avoid the emission of more than 930,000 tonnes of CO2 each year, playing a key role in accelerating the country’s decarbonisation.

Ingeteam supplied the project with 81 power stations equipped with 157 INGECON SUN 3Power C series central PV inverters, a model that raises the bar for solar inverter technology in Australia. The project marks the debut of this new technology in the country, reaffirming Ingeteam's continuous innovation and its commitment to offering high-quality, cutting-edge solutions. The contract signed between the two companies also includes commissioning and the Power Plant Controller (PPC) system.

According to the commercial director of Ingeteam's photovoltaic business, Jesús Echarte, "Australia is undergoing an intense process of decarbonisation of its economy, maximising the use of renewable resources. We are very pleased to contribute to this objective with our experience and technology", “Ingeteam's expertise and technology are crucial in Australia's decarbonization efforts. We're excited to collaborate with them on this project and look forward to future partnerships," expressed Jahanzeb Rahman, General Manager Construction Acciona Energía.

Ingeteam has experienced exponential growth since it arrived in the country more than 10 years ago. To date, Ingeteam has supplied its technology for numerous projects in Australia and has managed to diversify its offering for a wide range of sectors. The company initially operated in the country’s photovoltaic sector, but now also has projects in wind power, mining, marine, hydroelectric, energy storage, water, electric vehicle chargers and green hydrogen.