New Solar Farm Contract Announced

Posted: July 10, 2019

Capella Capital, in partnership with Lendlease Services’ Energy & Technology business, has secured a new solar contract with the Department of Defence.

The project team will deliver two new solar farms at Department of Defence sites in the Northern Territory  – Robertson Barracks and RAAF Base, Darwin servicing the energy requirements of those facilities and providing energy security.

The Engineering, Procurement and Construction works will be delivered by Lendlease and include design of the solar array and battery storage solution, procurement, installation and commissioning of the of the system. Lendlease will also operate and maintain the system.

Edward Hart, Director, Capella Capital said: “We look forward to a great partnership with the Department of Defence and Lendlease on developing and delivering this innovative project on the Defence estate. We appreciate the work and vision the Department of Defence has demonstrated in progressing this project. This project is also a good demonstration of Lendlease’s growing expertise in battery, renewable and energy solutions.”

Toby Matthews, Managing Director Lendlease Services, said: “We are excited to announce our first solar contract with the Department of Defence. This critical infrastructure will support a broader Defence program to ensure long term energy security over their facilities.”

Allan O’Connor, Defence Renewable Energy & Energy Security Program Manager said: “The NT Solar Power Purchase Agreement project is the first solar PPA undertaken by Defence and will provide up to 40% of Robertson Barracks and RAAF Darwin’s electricity requirements via approximately 14MW of solar across the two sites. We look forward to working closely with Capella Capital and Lendlease to prove this type of project and achieve utility savings and improved energy security outcomes on the Defence estate.”

Work is scheduled to begin in the next two months and completion expected in the first quarter of 2020. This continues to strengthen the Lendlease and Capella Capital position in delivering on a range of renewable and energy solutions.