Mugga Lane Solar Park construction begins
Monday, March 21, 2016
TUGGERANONG – A company that has pledged its commitment developing and delivering 1GW of solar facilities across Australia over the next 6 years, celebrated a new beginning with a ground-breaking ceremony last Thursday.
Maoneng Group stated that the new Mugga Lane Solar Park means the start of more than two billion dollars’ worth of investment into the renewable energy sector in Australia.
A strategic partnership has been formed between Maoneng Group and AVIC International Corporation in Australia, with the goal of developing and delivering 1GW of solar facilities across Australia.
“Mugga Lane Solar Park is the first of the many projects that we will be delivering,” said Maoneng Group Executive Chairman Morris Zhou.
The sod-turning, which was attended by Deputy Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory Simon Corbell among others, celebrated the commencement of construction for Mugga Lane Solar Park. The facility is located only 15 minutes’ drive from CBD Canberra at the corner of Mugga Lane and Monaro Highway in Tuggeranong, Australian Capital Territory.
“This project presented challenges, nonetheless our goal and vision are aligned – that is to deliver the highest quality of clean energy to the people of Canberra, hence here we are today,” said Zhou.
Officials said they planned on not only constructing a safe and clean solar energy facility but also a place for local, interstate and international visitors to attend and learn.
Over the past 18 months, leaders of Maoneng Group have been working closely with various stakeholders within the region. It has sponsored programs such as The Renewable Energy Trail developed by SERREE so that renewable energy facilities such as the Mugga Lane Solar Park can integrate with local economic development and tourism.
Mugga Lane Solar Park will be constructed by EPC partner UGL Engineering Limited, one of Australia’s most respected contractors.
Zhou said he anticipates the solar park to be up and running before Christmas 2016 and producing 24,500MWh of clean energy on the first year.
“This solar park will be contributing an abatement of 23,000 tonnes of CO2 annually, equivalent of taking 4600 cars of the road each year for the next 30 years,” he said. “I would like to thank the team at UGL for the effort over the past six months to get this project up, and is looking forward working closely with them over the next nine months.”
In his speech, Zhou thanked the team at Maoneng in Australia.
“It has been an honour leading and working with you,” he said. “We are on a mission to lead the transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy. Ten years down the track we will see what we are doing today is meaningful for generations to come.”
Meaning of Maoneng （茂能）:
•Mao – 茂
oThick, lush, dense; talented
•Neng – 能
oEnergy; to be able; can do; ability
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