SMEC, alongside Bechtel, Hatch, Marsh, and PwC Australia, has been appointed as a member of the world-leading integrated project delivery team. SMEC is a key technical partner and, with support of our parent company Surbana Jurong, will be harnessing our solar and renewables expertise and innovation to deliver a project of this size, scale and importance. The power will come from one of the world’s largest solar farms, covering 12,000ha at Powell Creek Station, approximately 800km south of Darwin.
The team will integrate a range of technologies and infrastructure to develop one of the world’s largest solar farms (17-20GWp); the world’s largest battery (36-42GWh); and the world’s longest undersea High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) cable system from Darwin to Singapore (approx 4,200km). Key components of the project include:
The project is expected to begin construction from late 2023, with first supply of electricity to Darwin in 2026 and first electricity to Singapore in 2027 (full capacity by end of 2028).
Australia and Singapore