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- Equipment for ACCIONA Energía’s Aldoga Solar Farm starting to arrive at Port of Gladstone
- The 480MWp project will employ 350 construction workers and source $150 million in local content from the region and broader Queensland
- Community Hub has opened for those seeking work and supplier opportunities
GLADSTONE, QUEENSLAND: ACCIONA Energía has today officially opened its Community Hub on Goondoon Street Gladstone for the 480MWp Aldoga Solar Farm.
The Hub will house the project team in the lead up to construction starting as well as be a resource for jobseekers and community members wanting to learn more about the project.
The Aldoga Solar Farm will create 350 construction jobs over its 18 month construction period kicking off Gladstone’s renewable energy industry. 100% of the Aldoga Solar Farm’s energy output will be provided to Stanwell Corporation for the Central Queensland Hydrogen Project (CQ-H2) which will create new jobs and skills opportunities in the green hydrogen sector.
“Big projects like Aldoga create lots of opportunities in the local economy. A project of this scale will create lots of indirect employment as well as drive local spending with local businesses. What we’ll see with Aldoga and similarly with other projects in the Central Queensland Renewable Energy Zone will be a whole economy of services and skills spring up around these major pieces of infrastructure," said Andrew Tshaikiwsky, Director of Engineering and Construction at ACCIONA Energía.
Early works at the solar farm have been underway to prepare the site for construction to start in March and the first 25 container loads of equipment are expected to arrive at the Port of Gladstone this month.
The Mayor of Gladstone Regional Council, Matt Burnett commented, “The Aldoga Solar Farm is an exciting opportunity for the region to get ahead of the game as the focal point for Central Queensland’s renewable energy economy."
In addition to the 350 direct construction roles as part of the project the Aldoga Solar Farm will move 2500 containers through the port of Gladstone creating additional employment opportunities at the port and along the supply chain.