Investing in the future of Australia's Energy Sector
Adani seeks to leverage its strong renewable capability in India (where it has completed the world’s largest single location solar farm (648 MW)) to build its presence in the Australian renewable energy market. Their subsidiary, Adani Infrastructure, lodged a development application with the State Government of South Australia for a $200 million solar farm located to the north of Whyalla.
The plant will generate up to 160 MW of electricity, making it one of the largest solar farms in South Australia. CDM Smith was responsible for managing the project approvals which included a number of baseline environment studies, developing a stakeholder engagement strategy and preparing comprehensive referral and approval documentation for submission to both the State and Commonwealth Governments.
CDM Smith’s extensive experience in project environmental studies and permitting proved valuable in developing the required information and documentation to meet regulatory and stakeholder expectations. This provided a smooth assessment process and allowed Adani Infrastructure to move the project ahead to assist the State Government with meeting its renewable energy ambitions.
Adani Infrastructure have now received development approval for the Whyalla Solar Farm from Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, and are planning to begin construction in the coming year.
CDM Smith is proud to have been involved in this exciting project and helping to build Adani Infrastructure’s growing renewable energy portfolio.