Major contractor appointed for Snowy 2.0

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The Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro expansion in the Snowy Mountains is expected to be the largest renewable energy project in Australia. Lukas Coch/AAP

Snowy Hydro has achieved another significant milestone for Snowy 2.0 by appointing ‘Future Generation’ as its main contractor.

Snowy 2.0, a world-leading pumped-hydro expansion project, together with the mighty Snowy Scheme, will underpin Australia’s transition to a renewable energy future.

Future Generation is a joint venture between Clough, an Australian construction and engineering company, Salini Impregilo, a global hydropower construction business, and tunnelling specialist Lane.

The Engineer, Procure and Construct (EPC) contract signed with Future Generation is consistent with the terms set out in the extensive, publicly released Final Investment Decision information pack.

Snowy Hydro says under the single wrapped EPC contract, Future Generation will lead the civil works, and Voith Hydro will deliver the latest hydro-generation technology in the new underground power station.

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