Pacific Partnerships to develop 700MW solar/storage project

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CIMIC Group company Pacific Partnerships has acquired the development rights for the 700MWac Cobbora Solar Farm and co-located large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) project in New South Wales which, when developed, will be one of the largest solar farms in Australia.

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Pacific Partnerships will develop invest in, and manage delivery and operations of the Cobbora Solar Farm and BESS, located across a 3,000ha site near Dubbo.

Fellow CIMIC company UGL will undertake early works, develop the project solution, and provide operation and maintenance services once completed.

The project will be built on mostly cleared grazing land. It is being designed with minimal long-term disruption to the land, and current productive sheep grazing is expected to continue when the solar farm is operational.

Pacific Partnerships purchased the project from Marble Energy, a renewable energy developer based in Sydney.

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Marble Energy co-director Tim Kirk said, “The Cobbora Solar Farm will be located on a low, undulating landscape. This makes it an ideal site for a solar farm development. We look forward to continuing to support the project through the development process.”

Cobbora Solar Farm will connect to the national network via infrastructure to be delivered by EnergyCo NSW as part of the CWO REZ.

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