Here are the five largest construction projects initiated in Australia during Q1 2022, according to GlobalData’s construction projects database.
1. Clarke Creek Solar and Wind Farm 1200 MW – $2,150m
The project involves the construction of a solar and wind farm with a combined generation capacity of 1,200MW in Queensland.
Construction work started in Q1 2022 and is expected to be completed in Q4 2026.
The project site is located about 150km northwest of Rockhampton and 150km south of Mackay, close to the existing electricity grid east of Clarke Creek.
2. Regional Rail Fleet – $1,890m
The project involves the redevelopment of the Regional Rail fleet maintenance facilities in Dubbo, New South Wales.
Construction work commenced in Q1 2022 and is expected to finish in Q4 2023.
The aim of the project is to upgrade the maintenance facilities.
3. Project EnergyConnect Transmission Line – $1,669m
The project involves the construction of a 700km transmission line from South Australia to New South Wales in Australia.
Construction work started in Q1 2022 and is forecast to complete in Q4 2025.
The project is a part of the Australian Energy Market Operator’s 2020 Integrated Systems Plan (ISP) to build out the power grid over the next 20 years.
4. Dungowan Dam – $959m
The project involves the construction of the Dungowan dam with a storage capacity of 22.5 gigalitres (GL) in Tamworth, New South Wales.
Construction work commenced in Q1 2022 and is expected to be completed in Q4 2025.
The aim of the project is to replace the old dam with news to address some of the safety issues. The project will be the first new dam in NSW for more than 30 years.
5. Mardie Salt and Potash Plant – $890m
The project involves the construction of the Sulphate of Potash plant with a production capacity of 5.35MTPA of high purity salt and 1,40,000 TPA of premium SOP fertilizer and a seawater intake station in Mardie, Western Australia, Australia
Construction work started in Q1 2022 and is expected to be completed in Q4 2024.
The project aims to produce the Sulphate of Potash, a high-yield, premium fertilizer, for both domestic and international markets.
Methodology:This analysis is drawn from GlobalData’s global construction projects database, which tracks new construction projects over $25m from announcement to completion.
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