Steampipes at Kogan Creek Solar Boost Project near Chinchilla, Queensland

4 May 2011 – Aurecon engineering has won a major contract to work on one of the world’s largest solar projects – the $104.7 million Kogan Creek Solar Boost Project near Chinchilla, Queensland.

CS Energy’s 750 megawatt coal-fired Kogan Creek Power Station will become home to a 44 megawatt solar thermal addition, representing the largest solar project in the southern hemisphere and the world’s largest solar integration with a coal-fired power station.

Aurecon’s general manager, energy – Asia Pacific, Peter Hulbert said in a statement: “This project is an innovative solar project representing one of the most significant investments to date in solar thermal technology and is part of CS Energy’s commitment to producing cleaner electricity from existing coal-fired power stations.”

Aurecon would provide CS Energy with engineer services including a range of design reviews, as well as project and contract management services during the construction phase, Mr Hulbert said.

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