Sun Cable investment at East Arm lights the way for a brighter future

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The Land Development Corporation has announced that it has reached agreement with Sun Cable for land at East Arm. The strategic land in the Land Development Corporation’s newest release in the Darwin Business Park at East Arm will provide for a new facility for the assembly of solar panels, supporting the world’s largest solar energy infrastructure network project.

The agreement covers seven lots on O’Sullivan Circuit with a total area of 7.8 hectares. The lots enjoy both direct access to the Berrimah Rail Freight Terminal and road frontage to Berrimah Road.

Sun Cable is developing the AAPL – the world’s largest solar farm and battery storage facility in the Northern Territory, with a 4,500 km transmission system to supply Darwin and Singapore with reliable and competitively priced renewable electricity. The land will support the project for Sun Cable’s solar array in Elliot.

Consistent with a key focus of the Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission’s Final Report of November 2020, the Sun Cable project will advance renewable energy production and technological innovations in battery storage to support the growth of strategic industries in the Territory and in working to target net zero emissions.

The Darwin Business Park at East Arm, being a premier location for companies involved in oil, gas, marine, trade and logistic industries, is also home to ASCO, Altus, Vopak, Toll, Linfox, Metcash, Qube and Northline, as well as major oil and gas supply bases for INPEX Ichthys; Santos Darwin LNG and Shell Prelude LNG production facilities.

The Sun Cable project is underway and is planned to commence electricity supply in 2027.


Image source: PA2021/0074 – Development Application