Published: 18 March 2021 18 March 2021
Acciona and international metals group Korea Zinc have reached an agreement to jointly develop the MacIntyre Wind Farm in Queensland (923MW). Under the agreement Ark Energy, a subsidiary of Korea Zinc, will take a 30% stake in MacIntyre Wind Farm, with Acciona retaining 70%.
Acciona will remain responsible for managing the project through its development, construction, operations and maintenance stages. Acciona has secured a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with CleanCo, Queensland’s newest public electricity company, which will acquire the annual production from 400MW of Acciona 's facilities for ten years. MacIntyre Wind Farm will also power Sun Metals Corporation, a Korea Zinc Co. subsidiary in Australia. The wind farm will consist of 162 Nordex Delta 4000 5.7MW turbines. Construction is slated to start in the second half of this year, with the lion’s share of investment in 2022 and 2023. The wind farm complex will start operating in stages to ensure connection to the grid with full technical guarantees for the state electricity system. The complex will be fully operational by 2024.