Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has been appointed by the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF) to carry out the project management and owners engineers’ roles for a proposed 200-MW wind farm in Western New South Wales, Australia.
The AUD$450 million (U.S.$356 million) Silverton Wind Farm will produce approximately 780,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy annually, enough to power more than 137,000 average Australian homes.
PARF is a partnership created by Australian energy company AGL Energy Limited (AGL) to develop, own and manage approximately 1,000 MW of large-scale renewable energy infrastructure assets and projects. The PARF’s equity partners include AGL and QIC, on behalf of its clients the Future Fund and those invested in the QIC Global Infrastructure Fund.
The Future Fund is a sovereign wealth fund which aims to invest in projects that benefit future generations of Australians.
“Jacobs has a proven history in successfully delivering all types of renewable power generation projects,” said Jacobs Senior VP Patrick Hill. “In wind, we have completed hundreds of projects globally and we have an extensive history in this market in Australia, especially working with AGL.
“This project builds on the support we have provided AGL in the renewables market, delivering two of Australia’s largest solar power plants at Nyngan and Broken Hill. Jacobs will provide leading edge project management capabilities combined with our engineering skills to help AGL deliver this landmark project,” added Hill.
Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organizations globally. The company employs over 54,000 people and operates in more than 25 countries around the world.
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