On November 29, Vestas official website announced that developers of the renewable energy project, including CWP Energy Asia, InterContinental Energy and Vitas will cooperate to build Asia Renewable Energy Hub (AREH) in the East Pilbara region in the west of Australia to export renewable energy power to Indonesia. With a total installed capacity of 6 million kilowatts, of which 4 million kilowatts are wind power and 2 million kilowatts are solar power, the estimated annual generating capacity is 15 billion kWh and the service time is 60 years. During the first phase, more than 3 million kilowatts of electricity will be delivered to Indonesia with Prysmian double back Submarine cables. Later, generated electricity will also be delivered to Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries. During the first phase, the investment will be 10 billion US dollars and the construction is expected to start in 2023 and put in operation in 2029.
This year, Australia's Pilbara Development Committee released "the Plan for Exporting Australia's Solar Energy to Indonesia." It plans to build three solar power plants with the installed capacity of 1 million kilowatts by 2030 in Pilbara and Kimberley to deliver electricity to Indonesia. (Source: Vitas official website)