Carnegie wins $7m Contract Award for 5MW Solar Farm


Carnegie Clean Energy Limited (ASX: CCE) is pleased to announce that its 100% owned subsidiary, leading Australian battery and solar engineering company, Energy Made Clean, and its Joint Venture partner, Lendlease, have been awarded the contract for the Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance of a 5MW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) project in Newcastle, NSW.

The project has been awarded after a nationally competitive tender process was run by the City of Newcastle and located on a capped, former landfill site at the Summerhill Waste Management Centre in Newcastle as part of the Council’s plan to cut its emissions by 30 per cent by 2020.

Carnegie’s Managing Director, Dr Michael Ottaviano said,

“We are delighted to have won our first utility scale solar farm project in NSW and our first to be connected in the National Electricity Market. This project brings the value of new contracted work for our joint venture to over $30m over the past 2 months.”

The solar farm will be installed as a ground mounted fixed tilt system and utilising an optimised piling system to suit the site topology and allow simple future addition of a Battery Energy Storage System. Design will commence immediately with commissioning expected end of Quarter 3, 2018.

About Newcastle Summerhill Solar Project

This Project is part of the Council’ s 2020 target to achieve 30% renewable energy generation to offset electricity consumption within the Newcastle Local Government Area. The Site is located within Summerhill Waste Management Centre (SWMC), in Wallsend, NSW. Newcastle City Council owns and operates the Summerhill Waste Management Centre (SWMC).

The area designated for the Solar Farm facility is located to the east of the SWMC boundary and contains a retired Building and Construction Wastes landfill cell that is capped with clay and vegetated with grass. As part of future works separate to this Contract, the City of Newcastle intends for the future installation of battery storage systems that could provide electric fleet charging and demand response capabilities.