Major Milestone for 10GW Solar Project Connecting Darwin to Singapore

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  • Sun Cable is developing the world’s largest solar park totalling 10GW in northern Australia.
  • The USD 22 billion Australia-ASEAN Power Link aims at providing 15% of Singapore energy needs through a undersea cable connecting Darwin to Singapore.
  • The company recently announced that it has signed a development agreement with Australia’s Northern Territory Government but to date, no agreement has been signed with Singapore. 

Sun Cable’s $22 billion project includes a 10 gigawatt solar farm and battery on a remote pastoral station, about 70 kilometres south-west of Elliott. A transmission line in the Barkly region would connect the system to Darwin and a 3750 kilometre undersea cable would then run from Darwin Harbour to Singapore.

The 3750 km Australia-ASEAN Power Link (AAPL). Image credit: Sun Cable

The project is still almost three years away from its financial close deadline and the start of construction in late 2023.

“Electricity transmission was expected for Darwin by 2026 and to Singapore in 2027,” said Sun Cable CEO David Griffin at the signing ceremony last week. “ The latest agreement is a road-map to the “financial close” phase of the project, setting out how the company would work with and resolve any issues with the NT Government,” he added.

Mr Griffin said he understood Singapore was planning to implement laws that meant no single generator would be able to supply the city with more than 25 per cent of its electricity.

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Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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