Hochtief subsidiary to build one of Australia’s biggest solar farms

Pacific Partnerships, a subsidiary of Hochtief-owned Cimic Group is to build one of the largest solar farms in Australia.

A solar panel on grass Image courtesy of UGL

Pacific Partnerships, through its Pacific Partnerships Energy business, will develop, invest in, and manage delivery and operations of the 700MWac Cobbora Solar Farm in New South Wales.

The solar farm sits next to a large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS).

Pacific Partnerships Energy will develop, invest in and manage delivery and operations of the solar farm and BESS, which sit on a 3,000 hectare site near Dubbo.

Cimic company UGL will undertake early works, develop the project solution and provide operation and maintenance services once the work is complete.

Pacific Partnerships managing director Simon Nicholls said, “The Cobbora Solar Farm is a fundamental piece of the Central West Orana Renewable Energy Zone (CWO REZ), which in turn is a critical priority for the NSW government.”

UGL managing director Doug Moss added, “The solar farm will have the potential to generate enough clean, renewable energy to power approximately 280,000 average-sized homes and it includes an area that can accommodate up to 1,600MWh of BESS to supply energy on demand.”

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