Goorambat East Solar Farm

About Neoen Australia 

Neoen is a leading independent producer of renewable energy, with a capacity of 4.8 GW in operation or under construction worldwide, aiming to reach more than 10 GW by the end of 2025. Neoen began operations in Australia in 2012, where it now owns a cumulative capacity of 2 GW of solar, wind and storage projects currently in operation or under construction.

Goorambat East Solar Farm Pty Ltd is a fully owned subsidiary of Neoen Australia Pty Ltd.

For more information, please visit the Neoen Website.

The Project

The Goorambat East Solar Farm provides 640ha for a large utility scale solar farm rated at 250MWac. The project is located in the township of Goorambat, approximately 12km North of Benalla.

The solar plant and connection assets were approved with a planning permit in December 2019 by the Benalla Rural City Council. The project was also granted grid connection approval by AEMO in July 2021. It is now preparing for the construction stage, which is expected to begin in late 2022.

Goorambat East Solar Farm will include:
  1. an array of approximately 570,000 solar modules mounted onto horizontal single-axis trackers;
  2. low-voltage DC cabling reticulation network;
  3. approximately 78 inverters and medium-voltage transformers;
  4. 33kV AC cabling reticulation network;
  5. 33/250kV substation;
  6. operations and maintenance (O&M) buildings;
  7. internal roads and
  8. fences.

For more information, please visit the project website.

Committed to deliver local and regional economic development through its projects, Neoen is seeking to engage with businesses across Benalla region and the State of Victoria to identify potential suppliers for goods and services related to the construction and operation of Goorambat East Solar Farm.

First work packages are open to expressions of interest to enable Neoen in identifying local suppliers for the project, in particular suppliers who address Victoria’s social and sustainable procurement objectives. The list of suppliers who have expressed their interest during this phase will be communicated to the EPC contractor which will be selected before construction.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

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Pluto LNG Train 2

The project comprises a proposed expansion of the Woodside-operated Pluto LNG facility through construction of a second LNG train.

Avonlie Solar Farm

The Avonlie Solar farm has a nameplate rating of 245.47MWp and consists of approximately 455,000 PV (photovoltaic) modules mounted on piers that will be driven into the existing subgrade.

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