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Qld progresses renewable energy supply chain

Solar VIC

A new manufacturing facility has opened in Brisbane, Queensland, with a key emphasis on supplying locally made components for Australia’s large-scale solar projects.

The facility enhances the state’s capability to manufacture and deliver Australia made components for solar farms, with Orrcon Steel manufacturing specific components of solar technology on site.

Orrcon Steel will construct the torque tubes at the Northgate based factory, using Australia made components, including steel coils.

The new facility comes one month after the Queensland Government introduced the Clean Economy Jobs Bill to parliament which aims to drive clean economy investment and commit to a new emissions reduction target of 75 per cent below 2005 levels by 2035.

“This investment is proof that our renewable energy and emissions reduction policies are attracting some of the world’s largest manufacturers to the Sunshine State, securing good jobs for locals,” Minister for Energy and Clean Economy Jobs Mick de Brenni said.

“Orrcon’s decision to invest in Queensland sends the message to other global companies – Queensland is ready, and open for business.

“We’re making the materials needed to transition not only Queensland, but the rest of the world to a renewable energy future.”

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