The Project

The Metz Solar Project (MSP or the Project) is a 115MWac, 141MWdc greenfield project located 15km east of Armidale (approximately 130km north-east of Tamworth) in NSW. The site is 430ha spread across land historically used for agricultural production. The site comprises a substation, solar panel array, and internal access tracks.

The Key Project components include:

  • photovoltaic solar modules (approximately 284,000 modules)
  • single-axis tracking module framing system mounted on steel piles
  • containerized Power Conversion Units (PCUs)
  • a substation containing transformers, associated switchgear and control and protection equipment
  • operations and maintenance buildings with associated car parking
  • road upgrade works on the site access route
  • above ground and underground cabling
  • internal all-weather access tracks
  • security system and security fencing
  • native vegetation plantings to provide visual screening
  • meteorological station(s); and
  • construction of a HV Connection to connect the Solar Farm Substation to the existing Transgrid substation located near the south western boundary of the Site.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

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Nolans Project

Arafura Resources Ltd is proposing to develop the Nolans Rare Earths project (the Project), which will encompass a mine, beneficiation plant, extraction plant, separation plant, sulphuric acid plant and related non-process infrastructure, to be constructed in the Northern Territory. The project site is located on Aileron Station, approximately 135 kilometres NW of Alice Springs.

Iron Bridge Magnetite Project

The Iron Bridge site comprises the world class North Star and Glacier Valley magnetite ore bodies, located 145km south of Port Hedland. 

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