The Mount Emerald Wind Farm is being developed by Ratch Australia and includes the installation of 53 wind turbine generators (WTG) with a capacity to generate up to 189MW.
The Mount Emerald Wind Farm is located on private land on the plateau adjacent to the Mount Emerald/Springmount area, approximately half way between Mareeba and Atherton and 50km south west of Cairns.
Ratch Australia have contracted Vestas to deliver the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contract. Vestas have in turn engaged the Civil and Allied Technical Construction Pty Ltd (CATCON) / Consolidated Power Projects Australia Pty Ltd (CPP) Consortium to carry out the civil and electrical balance of plant (BOP) contract which includes the design, supply and installation of access roads and crane hardstands, WTG foundations, electrical reticulation and transmission lines, substation and switchyard, operation and maintenance facilities and upgrades of existing infrastructure.
The works are scheduled to commence in February 2017 with project completion scheduled for December 2018.
ABOUT CIVIL AND ALLIED TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD (CATCON)
CATCON is a well-established national civil construction company delivering a full range of civil construction services for the power (including renewable energy projects), mining and general infrastructure sectors to Australian and International clients. The company was founded in 1997 and today is recognised as one of the leading wind farm balance of plant providers in Australia.
CATCON is largely a self-performing construction company, however where there is opportunity to engage local suppliers in a competitive manner CATCON will endeavour to do so.
Further information on specific supply opportunities will be provided as it becomes available and local suppliers will be able to register their interest against them.
Expressions of Interest communicated via the ICN Gateway are not Request for Tenders and in turn are not a commitment or representation that CATCON will issue a Request for Quotation to procure the goods or service(s) listed.
CATCON may contact one (1) or more of the organisations that lodge an Expression of Interest to discuss the requirements of the goods or service(s) to be provided. Response to the EOI does not guarantee that CATCON will contact your organisation.
CATCON shall only invite suppliers who, through their response to the EOI, can clearly demonstrate capability and capacity against the documented scope. It is essential that your company profile on the ICN Gateway is complete, up-to-date and accurate - as any incomplete profiles will not be considered.
CATCON is committed to creating sustainable employment and economic development opportunities for local suppliers by including their participation opportunities in CATCONs procurement activities. In the context of CATCONs operations, local means Australia and New Zealand.
CATCON aims to provide full, fair and reasonable opportunity for capable and competitive suppliers and service providers to compete for work or participate in global supply chains.
CATCON strongly encourages suppliers to contact ICN Queensland in the first instance to gain an understanding of the EOI process and capability development programs to improve their chances of gaining access to major project work.