Decmil, Maoneng sign $275m NSW solar farm MoU

Engineering company Decmil Group has entered into a $275 million contract with Maoneng Australia to design and construct its 250MW Sunraysia Solar project in New South Wales.

The exclusive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will see both companies work together on early engineering design and finalisation.

An Engineer Procure Construct (EPC) will be awarded by the end of March next year, subject to commercial agreement.

Sunraysia, located near Balranald, will be one of the first solar farms in New South Wales to use batteries to store energy, providing greater energy reliability during peak periods for electricity.

The solar farm will also be Maoneng’s second significant project in the Australian market, its first being the Mugga Lane solar part developed and built under the ACT Government’s Reverse Solar Auction.

“Decmil is looking forward to partnering with Maoneng on the Sunraysia project,” said Decmil managing director and CEO Scott Criddle.

“Both organisations bring together complimentary skills to successfully deliver this project to the Australian renewable energy market.

“Decmil has been building its capability in renewable energy in recent years, based on nearly 40 years of experience and expertise in regional engineering construction.”