CIMIC Group’s UGL Limited has been awarded two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts – with a combined value of $117 million – to build and design two new solar farms in Queensland and New South Wales. UGL will also be providing operation and maintenance (O&M) services to both solar farms.
Collinsville Solar Farm in Queensland
UGL’s contract with Ratch Australia – valued at $83 million – will involve the EPC and testing services for the Collinsville Solar Farm for a duration of 13 months. UGL’s scope of works will also include O&M services for five years.
The 42.5MW Collinsville Solar Farm will diversify the State’s power supply network while providing a major source of renewable energy to Queensland’s northern region. Once completed, the solar farm will supply enough energy to power up to 15,000 homes.
“UGL is a proven performer in the renewable energy space and has been involved in nine solar farm projects. The company’s experience covers all the key disciplines and we’re confident that, together, we can deliver a world class solar farm that will serve as a global benchmark.
“With this last piece of the pre-construction puzzle falling into place we can now get on with construction of this project and if all goes to plan it will be generating electricity within roughly 12 months from now,” said Ratch Business Development Manager Anthony Yeates.
White Rock Solar Farm in New South Wales
Under their contract, valued at approximately $34.2 million, UGL’s scope of works on Goldwind’s 20MW White Rock Solar Farm will include EPC and commissioning. UGL will also be providing O&M services to the solar farm for an initial two year, with a one-year extension option.
The solar farm is part of the White Rock development, which is a unique hybrid solar/wind renewable energy facility located in the New England Tablelands in NSW. The project is expected to generate 46,000-megawatt hours of electricity, which is enough to supply up to 7,200 homes in NSW.
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