White Rock Solar Farm, developed by Goldwind Australia, is a 20MW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) development. White Rock Solar Farm is located adjacent to the northern end of White Rock Wind Farm, 18 km west of Glen Innes, NSW. Glen Innes is in the Northern Tablelands/New England region of NSW, about 500 km north of Sydney.
White Rock Solar Farm is designed to benefit from sharing part of the wind farm infrastructure, including the grid connection, access tracks and some internal electrical cabling. The opportunity to share wind farm infrastructure maximises the use of available facilities without requiring construction of additional facilities elsewhere.
The project was successful in the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Large-scale Solar Competitive Round, with 5.4 million funding support to be provided by ARENA.
The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract has been awarded to UGL, a member of the CIMIC Group. UGL will supply Goldwind with EPC and commissioning, generating revenue of $34.2 million over nine months. It also involves operation and maintenance for two years, with a one-year extension option.
Construction is planned to commence in July 2017, with a target for completion in January 2018.
Expressions of Interest
Goldwind is committed to facilitating local sourcing for the project where feasible and encourages local industry interested in supplying to the project to register an expression of interest (EOI) through the ICN Gateway against specific work packages. Goldwind recognises the ICN gateway as a key tool to identify capacity in the local community and maximise opportunities for local suppliers to participate in the project.
A database of all suppliers that have registered against work packages through the projects ICN gateway will be supplied to UGL for consideration within their procurement process.
It is important that suppliers submitting an EOI are aware that their submission does not guarantee that they will progress further in the procurement process. UGL may engage suppliers and subcontractors per their usual procurement processes, which may include tendering for specific work packages.
Goldwind Australia strongly encourages suppliers to contact ICN 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.SHOW LESS