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Energy Giant appoints Purdie as CEO for rewnewable energy unit in Australia

Melbourne, Feb 8 (PTI) Indian energy giant Adani Group
has appointed Jennifer Purdie as the Chief Executive Officer
(CEO) for its renewable energy business unit in Australia in a
bid to drive its plans to become the largest renewable energy
player in the country.
Adani Australia country-head and CEO, Jeyakumar
Janakaraj, said the appointment of Purdie is a significant
step for the company in Australia.
"Adani's aim is to become the largest renewable energy
industry participant in Australia with a total capacity of
1,500MW in the near term," Janakaraj said.
"To help us realise this ambition, Adani has established
the Adani Australia Renewable business unit, and appointed
Purdie as its CEO, he said.
"Adani is the largest solar power generator in India with
plans for 10,000MW by 2022. Adani already has commissioned the
world's largest solar plant on one site, Kamuthi Solar Plant
in Tamil Nadu, with a 648MW capacity. Indeed, Adani will
commission an additional 2,000MW in solar generation in India
by the end of this calendar year," Janakaraj said.
Purdie, who will report directly to Janakaraj, has
extensive global experience in the resources and engineering
sector, and is recognised as one of Australia's leading
engineers.
Purdie has worked for rail freight group Aurizon
(Executive Vice President, Enterprise Services), Rio Tinto
(Chief Advisor Projects; Global Practice Leader, Technology
Delivery, Innovation; Diamonds and Minerals Executive), and
has Board experience with a number of companies and
institutions including the Solar Flagships Panel which advised
the Commonwealth Government on solar generation.
Her most recent position was Executive Director of
Nexion, a technology solutions provider for the mining
industry.
Stating her new role presented an exciting challenge,
Purdie said, "Renewable enery presents great opportunities for
Australia, particularly for remote communities but also as a
key component of balanced energy supply solutions across the
nation."
Adani has announced two solar generation plants will be
built this year in Australia - one at Rugby Run, near Moranbah
in Central Queensland, and the other on the northern outskirts
of Whyalla in South Australia.
The projects will generate 150MW each and other similar
sized projects are being planned for Queensland and South
Australia.
The solar projects are in addition to its USD 21-billion
investment in the planned Carmichael coal mine in Queensland's
Galilee Basin a well as rail and port facilities. PTI