THE SPANISH-AUSTRALIAN
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

La Camara aims to be the preeminent point of reference for the Spanish-Australian business community and to facilitate and foster the development of business relationships within this community.

La Camara achieves these aims through events such as corporate lunches, ministerial briefings, seminars, private boardroom functions, networking evenings and more relaxed cultural and cocktail events, as well as a variety of services and promotional opportunities for our members.

Events organised by La Camara allow both members and non-members to develop the professional contacts they need within the Spanish-Australian business community.

Upcoming Events

12 November 2021

Boardroom Lunch with Rob Sharp, Secretary of Transport For NSW

Royal Automobile Club of Australia; 89 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
09 December 2021

Christmas Drinks in Perth

Squire Patton Boggs, 300 Murray Street L 21, Perth WA 6000

Corporate Members

News

Ingeteam Australia Pty Ltd has signed a contract to supply its technology to the largest solar farm in Australia

October 12, 2021 Ingeteam has signed a supply contract with Green Light Contractors Pty Ltd for what is set to be, once completed, the largest solar farm in Australia. The New England Solar Farm is being developed by leading renewable energy developer UPC\AC Renewables Australia across two solar fields near Uralla in the New England region of NSW. The solar farm will be built in two stages, with the first 400MW (AC) stage and the 33/330 kilovolt (kV) substation being installed by Green Light Contractors, across the northern section of the site. Once fully constructed, the project is expected to produce 1,800,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean, renewable electricity each year; enough to power more than 250,000 typical NSW homes. The design and planning of this farm allows for sufficient space for sheep to graze freely between the rows of solar panels installed on a single axis tracking system. Juan Miguel Gutiérrez, director of Ingeteam Australia Pty Ltd., stated that "the signing of this contract represents the culmination of almost three years of long, hard work by an extensive team of professionals, not just from the sales department but also from the R&D department". He went on to emphasize "the importance of the work carried out by colleagues in the pre-sales team, the PPC team and the team developing the simulation models, which are critical elements for the grid studies required by Australia’s grid operator". For this first stage, Ingeteam will supply seventy-two 6.56 MW power stations, delivered as a turnkey solution in order to facilitate and minimize the installation and commissioning tasks. Specifically, each power station houses four 1.64 MW solar inverters, the power transformer, medium voltage switchgear, auxiliary services panel, auxiliary services transformer and UPS. Furthermore, Ingeteam will also supply two of its power plant controller (PPC) systems. The signing of this contract serves to strengthen Ingeteam's position as the second leading manufacturer of solar inverters in the Australian market, thanks to numerous solar farms equipped with Ingeteam technology, such as the 56 MW Moree Solar Farm, which was also constructed by Green Light Contractors Pty Ltd., and which went into operation in May 2016. The manufacture and delivery of the equipment to be supplied by Ingeteam will be undertaken in the second half of 2021 and the commissioning of The New England Solar Farm project is estimated to start in the first quarter of 2022. “We are looking forward to working with INGETEAM in what is called to be the biggest solar farm in Australia” said Carlos Miralles, GLC´s EPC Director. Read the full article here. SOURCE: Ingeteam

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SICE awarded its first Rail project in the ANZ region

September 28, 2021 SICE ANZ and the Link Alliance have agreed to a contract for the Tunnel Ventilation Control System of the City Rail Link project in Auckland. This project allows SICE to expand its rail expertise into the ANZ region. SICE has been appointed to provide the design, testing and commissioning of the Tunnel Ventilation Control System, including all the hardware and software of this operational and safety-critical system.  SICE’s scope for this project also includes the design and construction of the cabinets to be installed along the tunnel together with the programmable logic controllers and communication network. The contract also includes an option for the support and maintenance of the systems for two years. With this project, SICE strengthens its presence in the ANZ region by extending its portfolio with its first rail contract in the ANZ region. This project also consolidates SICE’s position in the ANZ market as a key system integrator for New Zealand’s major infrastructure projects after successfully delivering the Waterview Tunnel and participating in the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway, currently under construction. The City Rail Link, with a 3.45km twin-tunnel underground rail link up to 42 metres below the Auckland city centre, is the largest transport infrastructure project in NZ. Once completed, it will transform the downtown Britomart Transport Centre into a two-way through-station that better connects the Auckland rail network and will allow the rail network to at least double rail capacity. The project is a missing link in the Auckland Rail network which will greatly improve reliability, safety, travel time and overall passenger experience whilst helping to transform the local area Read the full article here Source: SICE

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Iberdrola installs the final wind turbine in Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park, Australia’s largest hybrid wind-solar farm

September 23, 2021 Source: Renew Economy  The final turbine has been installed at what will be Australia’s biggest wind and solar hybrid facility, with “energisation” expected soon as the connection approval is finalised and first production due in the next three months. The 317MW Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park (PAREP) combines 50 wind turbines and more than 250,000 solar modules, with 210MW of wind capacity and 107MW of solar capacity. The $500 million facility is being built by Spanish giant Iberdrola, in conjunction with the project developer DP Energy, and when fully commissioned will significantly increase the amount of renewable in the South Australia grid, which has already averaged a world-leading 62 per cent in the last 12 months. It is the first major investment for Iberdrola in Australia, although the company has also bought out the Australian developer Infigen, giving it access to more than 800MW of operating wind, solar and battery storage facilities in Australia and a large pipeline of more than 1,000MW of new projects. Read the full article here  

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