GRS concluye el proyecto de Wandoan

GRS celebrates the commercial operation of the first phase of the Amazon Solar Project – Wandoan, built in partnership with Vena Energy in Australia. The 125 MW solar plant is part of an ambitious 1 GW multi-phased renewable energy development plan for the Wandoan South project, located in the Western Downs local government area.

Strategically located 400 km northwest of Brisbane in the prosperous Darling Downs region of Queensland, the Amazon Solar Project- Wandoan will make an important contribution to Queensland’s transition to renewable energy and deliver renewable energy to local communities.

GRS began construction of the Amazon Solar Project Australia – Wandoan, for Vena Energy, in May 2022 and within just one year, by May 2023, the plant had already reached   99% mechanical and electrical completion. The Project was announced as operational in February 2024.

Grupo Gransolar, with its excellence in design, construction, commissioning, operation, and maintenance, has been instrumental in the construction of this landmark project in which, in addition to the different GRS teams (engineering, construction and O&M), PV Hardware (PVH) has supplied and commissioned the Axone Duo solar trackers and controllers.

Ten projects, 1 GWp

‘We are very proud to have participated with Vena Energy in this project, a new milestone in the green transition that is taking place in Australia, especially remarkable in Queensland’, says José Miguel Plaza, country manager of Gransolar in Australia. ‘With the commercial operation of the Amazon Solar Project – Wandoan, GRS has successfully commissioned 1 GWp across ten major projects in the country, with 900 MWp in operation, 1GW of projects under development and 900 MWp under construction to be operational by 2024. GRS is fully committed to and actively contributing to the promotion of Australia’s renewable energy target.

‘The construction of this project has generated more than 200 jobs and welcomed a diverse workforce from across Australia, including direct involvement from the local community, which accounted for more than 30% of the total workforce during the initial phase of the construction programme,’ said Owen Sela, Vena Energy’s country manager in Australia. ‘Local services accounted for more than 15% of the contracts awarded on the project. We look forward to continuing to work closely with the local and regional community in our efforts to expand the Wandoan South project in the near future.’