The project has been planned and developed by the Barcaldine Remote Community Solar Farm Pty Ltd (BRCSF), a company owned by Elecnor Australia Pty Ltd and Elecnor SA. Elecnor Australia is a subsidiary of Elecnor SA, one of the worlds leading solar energy development companies.
The project is expected to generate approximately 53,500 megawatt hours of clean, renewable power each year. Reducing annual greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 50,000 tonnes per annum (CO2 equivalent), the project reduces reliance on fossil fuels and other non-renewable energy sources.
The project has been designed using single-axis tracking technology. This technology allows solar panels to tilt in the direction of the sun as it crosses the sky, maximizing the total energy generated and the effectiveness and efficiency of each of the panels.
Proposed project components include:
- Civil design works
- Construction of site facilities
- Foundation construction
- Road construction
- Electrical design works
- Supply of electrical equipment
- Installation and final fit-out of the solar panels
- Tracking system
- Rental machinery
- Tree clearing
- Fence installation
BRCSF has appointed Green Light Contractors (GLC), a 100% subsidiary of Elecnor Australia, as the projects Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC). All major agreements will be with GLC directly.
The project is shovel ready and during 2016, GLC will construct the BSF Project. The commissioning is expected for Q1 of 2017.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
BRCSF encourages local industry interested in supplying to the project to register an expression of interest (EOI) through the ICN Gateway webpage against work packages, which will be published in near future. Information on specific supply opportunities will be communicated on the ICN Gateway project page as it becomes available, with local industry able to register its interest against them.
Please ensure that:
- Your company profile on the ICN Gateway is complete, up-to-date and accurate including electing to be notified via e-mail of supply opportunities
- You register your interest as a full or partial scope supplier (where applicable), and
- You respond to all project and work package-specific questions.
It is important that businesses submitting an EOI are aware that their submission does not guarantee that they will progress further in the procurement process. Only companies that can demonstrate capability and capacity in accordance with BRCSFs standards will be invited to pre-qualify for specific opportunities.
BRCSF strongly encourage local industry to contact the ICN Queensland in the first instance to improve their understanding of the EOI process.
GLCs primary contact is:
Mr Javier Alvarez