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Wirsol Energy selects RCR as preferred contractor for two solar farms


Posted by Monica Gameng

Wirsol Energy Ltd has selected RCR Tomlinson as the preferred contractor for two major contracts – with a combined value of $260 million – for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) as well as Operations and Maintenance (O&M) on two solar farms Wirsol is developing in Queensland and Victoria.

“We are very pleased to continue our strong relationship with Wirsol to deliver these two large-scale solar energy projects. We are now supporting Wirsol in the development of over 200MWac of renewable energy solar projects,” RCR Managing Director and CEO Dr Paul Dalgleish said.

The contracts for the 75MWac Clermont Solar Farm in Rockhampton, Northern Queensland and the 88MWac Wemen Solar Farm in Wemen, Victoria are currently under negotiation and are subject to financial close – expected to be completed by the end of November 2017.

RCR’s scope of works will include engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the two solar farms. Once both projects are commissioned, RCR will be providing O&M services for an initial two-year period, with various extension options for up to 13 years.

“We continue to see significant opportunities in the rapidly evolving renewable energy sector.

“I am also delighted with the continued growth in our order book in FY18 and we remain preferred in a number of additional renewable energy projects that will support our growth in FY18 and into FY19,” Dr Dalgleish said.

RCR has also been awarded a $170 million contract for works on Pacific Hydro’s 100MWac Haughton Solar Farm near Townsville in Queensland.

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Source: RCR Tomlinson

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

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