Spanish infrastructure group Acciona has been granted approval by Queensland’s State Assessment and Referral Agency (SARA) to build a 923MW windfarm.
Acciona will work on the MacIntyre Precinct scheme alongside Ark Energy Corporation, an Australian subsidiary of Korea Zinc, which owns 30% of it.
When complete in 2024, MacIntyre will have 162 turbines generating enough energy to power 700,000 households, and will be a major factor in allowing Queensland to meet its goal of generating half of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
The MacIntyre Wind Precinct, along with the 103MW Karara Wind Farm, will, it is hoped, reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the state by 3 million tons a year.
Work on the €1bn wind farm is expected to begin in the second half of the year.
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