ACCIONA opens community hub for Aldoga Solar Farm

Three smiling men cut ribbon at opening of ACCIONA community hub in Gladstone (Aldoga)
ACCIONA has opened a community hub in Gladstone for its Aldoga Solar Farm (Image: ACCIONA Energia)

ACCIONA Energia has officially opened its community hub on Goondoon Street in Gladstone for the 480MWp Aldoga Solar Farm.

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The hub will house the project team in the lead up to construction starting as well as be a resource for jobseekers and community members wanting to learn more about the project.

The Aldoga Solar Farm will create 350 construction jobs over its 18 month construction period kicking off Gladstone’s renewable energy industry.

Aldoga Solar Farm’s entire energy output will be provided to Stanwell Corporation for the Central Queensland Hydrogen Project (CQ-H2) which will create new jobs and skills opportunities in the green hydrogen sector.

Early works at the solar farm have been underway to prepare the site for construction to start in March and the first 25 container loads of equipment are expected to arrive at the Port of Gladstone this month.

Artist's impression of Aldoga Solar Farm in Gladstone
Artist’s impression of Aldoga Solar Farm

In addition to the 350 direct construction roles as part of the project the Aldoga Solar Farm will move 2500 containers through the port of Gladstone creating additional employment opportunities at the port and along the supply chain.

ACCIONA Energia director of engineering and construction Andrew Tshaikiwsky said, “We’re thrilled to be opening our doors to the wider community around Gladstone. There’s lots of opportunities for locals to get involved or for those looking for work. We want to see the project be as successful as possible.

“Big projects like Aldoga create lots of opportunities in the local economy. A project of this scale will create lots of indirect employment as well as drive local spending with local businesses.

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“What we’ll see with Aldoga and similarly with other projects in the Central Queensland Renewable Energy Zone will be a whole economy of services and skills spring up around these major pieces of infrastructure.”

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