Infrastructure and services company Broadspectrum and MPower Projects announced on Friday they had formed a consortium to target large scale solar projects in Australia.

The two companies have executed a binding memorandum of understanding and will work together to identify, pursue and construct large scale solar installations in Australia.

Broadspectrum will lead the construction activities and MPower will lead the engineering and design activities.

“We have the experience in build-own-operate projects in the energy sector, and we look forward to using that expertise to deliver large-scale renewable energy infrastructure projects together with MPower,” said Broadspectrum chief executive urban infrastructure Sandra Dodds. “This new consortium reinforces our strategy to expand our services in the renewable energy sector.”

Broadspectrum is part of Ferrovial, a global infrastructure services company with €12.9 billion market capitalisation and 96,000 employees across 24 countries.

MPower director Nathan Wise said the collaboration will push his company towards larger solar projects than it has targeted on its own. “The collaboration brings a whole new perspective to the projects we can tackle,” he said.

MPower is a power systems integrator with a focus on critical power applications. The company’s experience in the oil and gas and defence industries has in recent years been applied to the renewables sector, where it has completed many solar and battery storage projects.