Vestas partners with CWP & IC Energy on Wind/Solar Hybrid Plant
Vestas and partners CWP Energy Asia and InterContinental Energy have announced plans to build a 6,000-megawatt wind and solar hybrid power plant in East Pilbara region, Western Australia.
The project, known as Asian Renewable Energy Hub (AREH), will feature 4,000 MW of wind and 2,000 MW of solar generation. It also includes two subsea power cables from Australia to Jakarta, Indonesia and Singapore.
The project will be built in phases, with first phase planned to be developed with an estimated $10 billion investment.
Wind turbine maker Vestas said the project would export electricity to Indonesia to help meet its energy demand and address energy security challenges.
The subsequent phases of the project would potentially supply renewable energy to other countries in Southeast Asia, the firm said.
“The Asian Renewable Energy Hub can compete over the long-term as a cost-effective means of supplying energy,” said Clive Turton, Vestas Asia Pacific president. “It can also provide the foundation for a strong Indonesian renewable energy technology manufacturing hub … .”
The project is expected to come online by 2025.