The Northern Territory Government has awarded ‘major project status’ to Sun Cable’s Australia-Singapore Power Link (ASPL) solar project.
The proposed Australia-Singapore Power Link is a $20 billion, 10 gigawatt solar farm and a 20-30 gigawatt hour storage facility near Tennant Creek.
It will supply loads in the Darwin and Singapore markets via a high voltage direct current transmission. This is the largest solar farm under development in the world.
The project will seek to supply long term, competitive, stably priced renewable electricity to the Darwin and Singapore markets.
Attracting and securing private investment in the Territory is critical to economic growth and job creation. This project has the potential to create 1000 jobs during the construction phase and 300 operational jobs.
The project is already engaging local contractors and will seek to manufacture prefabricated solar farm technology in Darwin and Adelaide.
A Project Development Agreement (PDA) will now be negotiated between the NT Government and Sun Cable.
“Sun Cable is excited to enter the next phase of the development process for the Australia-Singapore Power Link. The Northern Territory is proving to be a great jurisdiction to work in. We look forward to advancing the project with the Northern Territory Government’s support.”Sun Cable.