Present in Australia since 2002, ACCIONA has invested $680 million in its Australian operations and employs more than 500 people in its renewable energy, infrastructure and water projects across the country.
ACCIONA Energy has built and owns three wind farms in Australia, one through a joint venture, and has developed a strong pipeline of projects for construction. The wind farms at Waubra in Victoria, Gunning in New South Wales and Cathedral Rocks in South Australia produce 304.5MW of green energy, equivalent to the energy needs of 205,000 households. It will shortly begin construction of its fourth wind farm at Mount Gellibrand in Victoria. It also built and services the 20MW Royalla solar project near Canberra for a client.
ACCIONA Infrastructure has completed the landmark Legacy Way tunnels in Brisbane and is involved in a number of transport projects across the country including the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing in Queensland, the Pacific Highway upgrade between Warrell Creek and Nambucca Heads, the 1.5 km long bridge over the Clarence River at Harwood, and the Sydney Light Rail project in NSW. It has several teams working on bids in QLD, NSW, VIC and WA. In the water sector, ACCIONA Agua was part of the consortium that built and now operates the Adelaide Desalination Plant for SA Water, the Mundaring Water Treatment Plant near Perth. It is now is building water treatment plants on the Sunshine Coast and Tasmania.
In 2017 ACCIONA reached an agreement to acquire Geotech, an Australian engineering and construction group. The deal, which values Geotech at 262 million Australian dollars (188 million euros), will enable ACCIONA to accelerate its expansion in a market with great potential for infrastructure development.
The deal seeks to build upon ACCIONA Construction and Geotech’s complementary businesses, and to create a platform for growth that can respond to the sizeable demand for infrastructure in the Australian market, estimated at 125 billion Australian dollars (90 billion euros) over the next decade.
Know the major business lines of ACCIONA: Renewable energy, sustainableinfrastructure, water and services.
ACCIONA develops other businesses detached from its activity such as logistics and transportation services, financial services or wineries.