Singapore-based Phoenix Solar has won a contract for the construction of a 39.5MW solar plant to be located in near Perth, West Australia.
Phoenix Solar will also be in charge of the offshore procurement of all vital components. The construction of the three phases of the plant, built on one site, will be managed and carried out by the other joint venture partner WBHO, a AUD 2 billion infrastructure contractor (www.wbho.com.au). The Notice to Proceed (NTP) is expected to be issued in August, 2017.
The project will incorporate leading edge solar technology resulting in a high-performance plant including 1,500 Volt-technology, single axis tracking, and mono-crystalline PERC modules. It was developed and will be owned by WestGen, a clean energy development company already operating a significant portfolio of advanced power projects in Western Australia (www.westgen.com.au). The solar energy produced by the plant will be used under a power purchase agreement by Kleenheat, a West Australian energy provider, diversifying into green electricity.
Mark Argar, Phoenix Solar Senior Vice President Asia/Pacific, underlined: "We are proud of cooperating with WBHO in this venture on behalf of a successful and ambitious renewable energy company like Westgen. With this large project, Phoenix Solar is not only reentering the market of ground-mounted utility-scale solar PV power plants in its Asia/Pacific region but we also make a big step onto the Australian market which we see as an emerging solar PV market with multi GW scale annual build out expected in the coming years. We are confident that we shall be able to gain our share of these considerable opportunities and are looking forward to continued growth in the entire region."