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Uluru resort solar project heats up

Uluru resort solar project heats up

Kat Papailiou, DLA Piper

Multiple firms have advised on a solar project for the Ayers Rock Resort in Yulara, Northern Territory.

Firms: DLA Piper and Minter Ellison (Clean Energy Finance Corporation); HWL Ebsworth (Epuron); Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia).

Deal: 1.8MW solar photovoltaics to be integrated into the existing power system at the Ayers Rock Resort.

Value: $6.5 million

Area: Renewable energy projects

Key players: The HWL Ebsworth team included partner Tony Morgan, senior associate Martin Kelly and solicitor Rose Watts, who are all based in the firms Darwin office.

The DLA Piper team was led by finance and projects senior associate Kate Papailiou (pictured), with partner Onno Bakker, partner Dan Brown and senior associate Chris Case assisting.

Deal significance: Clean Energy Finance Corporation has worked with renewable energy company Epuron on a project that will integrate 1.8MW of solar photovoltaics (PV) into the existing power system at the Ayers Rock Resort near Uluru in the NT.

Epuron’s subsidiary, Yulara Solar, selected CPS National as its engineer, procure and construct contractor. The roof and ground-mounted off-grid solar PV will directly replace diesel and gas-generated power.

Once installed, Epuron will provide solar energy to the Ayers Rock Resort under a long-term agreement with the resort’s owners, Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, which is wholly owned by the Indigenous Land Corporation, a corporate Commonwealth entity.

It is expected to generate power to cover up to 30 per cent of the resort’s daytime use, or about 15 per cent of its annual overall energy use and should reduce the need for the use of trucked-in fuel.

DLA Piper senior associate Kate Papailiou said: "We're delighted to have assisted the CEFC on such an important project, particular for the symmetry in implementing a clean energy solution with the objectives of Voyages and its parent, the Indigenous Land Corporation."

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