Spanish ACCIONA to Develop a Mega Wind Project in Australia

By: | November 30th, 2022

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The Spanish ACCIONA Energia will develop a mega A$2 billion (US$ 1.36 billion) wind park in Queensland, Australia. The project will be developed at the MacIntyre Wind Precinct, where two other wind farms (one by Acciona Energia in a partnership with Ark Energy, while the second one is government-owned) are already being built. This project will help Queensland to succeed with the goal of 70% renewable energy by 2032.

The wind park will be located west of Brisbane and will have a maximum power output of 1 GW (1000 MW). As said by the managing director of Acciona Energia, Brett Wickham, “The precinct is widely supported by farmers, residents and the community. And, of course, Queensland’s renewable energy policies have given us the long-term confidence to keep investing in the Sunshine State”, adding that “Our goal is to roll from construction of MacIntyre straight into the neighboring Herries Range. This means that workers can move from one large scale project to the next whilst staying in the same area”.

This project will be the third project of this company in Queensland with significant power output. Together with the new power capacity of the Herries Range wind park, the total capacity of both neighboring projects built by Acciona Energia will be nearly 2 GW (2000 MW), which is far more notable than other large wind park projects in Australia, and will cover the energy demand of 1.4 million homes. The new deal with Acciona Energia was also commented on by Queensland’s Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, saying that Queensland is leading the race to net-zero by 2050, adding that “Our Queensland energy and jobs plan is all about bringing more cheaper, cleaner energy into the system, while building the Queensland economy, and that’s exactly what this deal does”.

Acciona Energia is a subsidiary of the major Spanish conglomerate Acciona, specializing in the development of renewable energy infrastructure projects and operates in 30 countries.


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