ACCIONA in Australia
Global provider of sustainable solutions in transport infrastructure, renewable energy and water.
The impact of Climate Change in Australia
Climate change is a global phenomenon that has significant impacts on natural ecosystems, human health, and economic systems. Australia, as one of the world's driest inhabited continents, is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The country is already experiencing more frequent and severe heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, and extreme weather events such as floods and cyclones.
These changes in climate are impacting Australia's agriculture, tourism, and infrastructure, and pose a significant threat to the country's ecosystems and biodiversity. Additionally, climate change is exacerbating pre-existing challenges faced by Indigenous communities, such as access to clean water and food security. In this context, it is essential to understand the specific ways in which climate change affects Australia and to develop strategies to mitigate and adapt to its impacts.
ACCIONA, AN ALLY AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
At ACCIONA we respond with our projects to the adaptation and mitigation needs of the climate crisis. Through our renewable energy, sustainable infrastructures and water management solutions, we work to achieve sustainable regeneration wherever we operate and generate a positive impact on ecosystems and people in the communities.
+ 20 years in Australia
ACCIONA entered Australia's renewable energy market in 2002, and since then, its has become a significant industry participant, focusing exclusively on renewable technologies, primarily wind and solar.
In Australia, ACCIONA Energía operates four wind farms, with a fifth currently under construction. Notably, in 2020, the company announced its plans to construct its most substantial renewable energy facility to date, a 1,026 MW wind farm in Queensland, which would rank among the largest onshore wind farms globally.
In 2007 the company undertook it's first major infrastructure project in the country:the Legacy Way, a 4.25km pair of road tunnels located in Brisbane. This project garnered numerous accolades and set global records for the daily, weekly, and monthly progress achieved by its Tunnel Boring Machines.
Our experience in numbers
Renewable energy production (GWh)
Thousands of tCO emissions avoided
Workforce at year-end
EXPERTS IN DESIGNING A BETTER PLANET
Our dream of making the planet a better place motivates us every day to work towards creating sustainable solutions to the major challenges that will shape humanity's future relationship with the Earth.Discover our solutions
Our projects in Australia
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David Pocock joins us in the fight against climate change in Australia
Rugby star David Pocock joins us to learn about climate change in Australia and what we can do to mitigate its impacts.