Wirsol Energy and Renew Estate to build renewable project development pipeline in Australia
Wirsol Energy has collaborated with Renew Estate to develop a project pipeline in Australia.
More than 400MW of large-scale solar farm projects in the entire pipeline are expected to begin construction during the first quarter of 2018.
Wirsol Energy managing director Mark Hogan said: “We are delighted to be working with Renew Estate and want to bring a fresh approach to the development of projects in the Australian market.
“We have already successfully entered the Australian market with the acquisition of the first large-scale portfolio of solar farm projects (200MW in Queensland and Victoria).
“We have delivered more than 1GW of innovative solar projects in Europe and are now committed to developing a portfolio across Australia.”
As part of the pipeline, Wirsol Energy and Renew Estate will develop storage-ready projects in the country and look for several development opportunities across the wider Australia-Pacific region.
Renew Estate will be supported by global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright and energy advisory company Beast Solutions.
Renew Estate director Byron Serjeantson said: “Great renewables projects will benefit all stakeholders; starting with the community and landowners, local government and industry and all Australians who ultimately benefit from a cleaner and cheaper source of energy.
“By bringing together the right team and working hard at what we do, we aim to be a key contributor to a strong and well-regarded renewables industry of the future.”