flagship renewable energy project

The Aldoga Solar Farm, a proposed 600MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) facility, is to be located approximately 20 km north-west of Gladstone on the central Queensland coast.

The Aldoga site will be EDQ’s flagship renewable energy project and is part of the Queensland Government’s Advancing our cities and regions strategy, which aims to renew and repurpose underutilised state land to generate jobs and drive economic growth.

 

The substantial scale of this project will also contribute significantly to the Queensland Government’s target of achieving 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030.

 

ACCIONA has signed an agreement to lease the land from Economic Development Queensland for the purposes of constructing and operating the Aldoga Solar Farm for a period of 30 years.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Location: Aldoga, near Gladstone, Queensland, Australia
  • Expected Capacity: Up to 600 MWp
  • Project Value: A$0.5 Billion
  • Anticipated construction commencement: A construction start date is yet to be determined, but it is currently anticipated that initial works will happen onsite in 2022
  • Anticipated construction duration: 18 months

Key Figures

600

EXPECTED MEGAWATT PEAK (MWp) CAPACITY

$0.5

BILLION AUD PROJECT VALUE

1,000,000

solar PV modules

 

LATEST PROJECT NEWS

ACCIONA Energía announced in December 2021 that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Stanwell Corporation, with the view to securing a direct connection between the ACCIONA Energía’s Aldoga Solar Farm and the Stanwell-led CQ-H2 consortium’s proposed 300 MW hydrogen electrolysis facility. A direct connection from Aldoga Solar Farm to the Stanwell-led CQ-H2 consortium’s hydrogen electrolysis facility will enable the supply of renewable energy for production of green hydrogen.

ACCIONA Energía is no stranger to hydrogen projects, with the company currently leading a pilot project (in alliance with Enagás and other companies) to generate green hydrogen from photovoltaic energy in Balearic Island of Mallorca, in Spain. The Power to Green Hydrogen Mallorca industrial project would see the hydrogen utilised through multiple applications around the island.

ACCIONA Energía achieved Material Change of Use (MCU) by the Department of State Development of Tourism and Innovation (DSDTI) to facilitate the development of a larger solar farm that utilises additional land. This will allow for the additional solar photovoltaic capacity to increase from 480MWp to 600MWp.

Development of the site will include solar PV modules, on-site substation, and a planned direct connection to the Stanwell-led CQ-H2 consortium’s hydrogen electrolysis facility.  

The Aldoga Solar Farm will comprise more than 1,000,000 solar PV modules.  Detailed design is progressing and the proposed Aldoga Solar Farm, which is due to commence construction in September 2023, will create up to 350 jobs during construction and 14 ongoing jobs once operational and is another step in developing Queensland’s renewable energy future.

RELEVANT DOCUMENTATION

COMMUNITY BENEFITS

The Aldoga Solar Farm brings significant economic activity with a positive effect on the Gladstone region.

  • Generate a construction peak workforce of up to 350 jobs

  • Provide up to 10 ongoing full-time positions on site once operational

  • Result in the establishment of a Community Benefits Sharing Plan to strategically deliver added value to the local region over the life cycle of the project

  • Provide a sustainable and renewable source of energy for the region, with clean energy equivalent to the consumption of around 222,000 homes annually

SUPPLY & CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES

ACCIONA is committed to supporting local industry participation and is encouraging local suppliers and contractors that are interested in conducting business for the project to register your interest via the email address below.

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