DIF acquires 275 MW solar project in Australia

door Tim Kesler op 10 apr 2017, 16:48 DIF acquires 275 MW solar project in Australia

Sydney, 10 April 2017 - DIF Infrastructure IV is pleased to announce the acquisition of 100% of the 275 MW (dc) Bungala Solar PV project from Reach Solar Energy, via an equal joint venture with Enel Green Power.

Developed by Reach Solar Energy, the Bungala Solar Project will be one of the largest solar PV plants in Australia. The utility-scale solar power project is located near Port Augusta, South Australia and covers approximately 700 hectares of land. The project will produce enough electricity to power approximately 82,000 homes, avoiding the emission of about 520,000 tonnes of CO2.

Origin Energy, a major Australian utility will purchase all electricity and renewable certificates from the project. The project is split into two equal solar farms of 137.5 MW, located on two adjacent plots of land. Construction works at Bungala Solar One are expected to begin by mid-2017, followed by Bungala Solar Two, whose construction will start by the end of this year. The overall 275 MW project will be fully operational by the third quarter of 2018.

Marko Kremer, DIF’s Head of Australasia added: “DIF is delighted to add Bungala solar farm to its existing investment portfolio. It represents DIF’s second solar PV project in Australia, following the acquisition of Royalla in 2016. We are excited to be part of the Australian renewable energy landscape which supports the nation’s commitment to a greener economy as well as creating significant job opportunities in the Port Augusta region. This investment represents an attractive, large scale solar PV energy investment, underpinned by stable, long term contracted cash flows.”

DIF Profile

DIF is an independent and specialist fund management company, managing funds of approximately €3.7 billion. DIF invests in infrastructure assets that generate long term stable cash flows, including PPP / PFI / P3 and renewable energy assets in Europe, North America and Australia. DIF has offices in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Luxembourg, Madrid, Toronto and Sydney.

For more information, please contact:

Christopher Mansfield, Partner, Head of Renewable Energy

Allard Ruijs, Partner, Head of Investor Relations & Business Development

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