Darling Downs Solar Farm



Contact Details


  Craig Wilson
  ICN - QLD
  (07) 3364 0670
CONTACT EMAIL

  Locations: QLD Australia (Onshore)
  Project Value: $200 million
  Project Status: Listed for construction
  Project Owner RCR INFRASTRUCTURE PTY LTD

Project Details


Darling Downs Solar Farm is a utility-scale photovoltaic solar project which when complete will have the generating capacity of approximately 110MW (AC), making it one of the largest solar projects in Australia.


The Darling Downs Solar Farm site is located approximately 45km west of the town of Dalby in south-western Queensland and will utilise the existing Darling Downs Braemar substation which connects into the National Electricity Grid. The Darling Downs Solar Farm is expected to generate enough electricity to power around 32,000 homes. Access to the site is via Grahams Road.


The power from more than 420,000 PV modules will be combined and fed into 44 power conversion units across the 402ha site and subsequently transported via a 33kV reticulation system to the new onsite 275/33kV switchyard before feeding into the electricity grid.


Access around site will utilise existing and new access tracks.


APA Group has appointed RCR ODonnell Griffin Pty Ltd as the projects Engineering, Procurement and Construction Manager (EPCM). All major agreements will be with RCR ODonnell Griffin Pty Ltd directly.


DELIVERY SCHEDULE


RCR ODonnell Griffin Pty Ltd is currently preparing RFQs, undertaking initial early works and preparing for mobilisation to site.


Construction of the solar farm is due to be completed late 2018.


EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST


RCR ODonnell Griffin Pty Ltd encourages local industry interested in supplying to the project to register an expression of interest (EOI) through the ICN Gateway webpage.

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 RCR ODonnell Griffin Pty Ltd standards will be invited to pre-qualify for specific opportunities.


FURTHER ASSISTANCE


RCR ODonnell Griffin Pty Ltd strongly encourage local industry to contact the ICN Queensland in the first instance to improve their understanding of the EOI process.


RCR ODonnell Griffin Pty Ltd primary contact is:


Mr John Palmer

Construction Manager

DDSF.EOI@rcrtom.com.au

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Work Packages


To submit an expressions of interest, select the icon next to the work package scope you are interested in.

OPEN LISTINGS    AWARDED    CLOSED LISTINGS    OTHER
OPEN FOR EOI    INCOMPLETE EOI    EOI COMPLETED
STATUS       ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
SCOPE
CLOSES
PARTIAL
SCOPE
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DOCS FULL
SCOPE
EOI
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Fencing16 Jun 1728 Jun 17 
The project requires resources to install boundary security fencing.

The scope of works includes but is not limited to the following:

Construction of approximately 9.5kms of boundary security fencing
Flora and Fauna16 Jun 1728 Jun 17 
The project requires resources to identify, manage and control local flora and fauna within the project site boundary.

The scope of works includes but is not limited to the following:

Survey of flora and fauna pre-construction
Identification of hazards following survey
Assist OHS RCR representative to educate work force on local flora and fauna species
Assist OHS RCR representative to develop emergency response plan (bites)
Management and control of dangerous species (e.g. snakes) throughout construction
Site Security16 Jun 1728 Jun 17 
The project requires full time security resource to cover the site for the duration of the construction activities or until such time that the site security system is energised and in operation. The security scope shall be required for 24hrs a day and 7 days per week.

The scope of works includes security surveillance and roving patrols for the following areas of site:

Gated access surveillance
Plant and equipment containers
Switchrooms
Perimeter surveillance
Laydown yards
Switchyards
Power Conversion Stations
Weather Stations
Survey Works16 Jun 1728 Jun 17 
The project requires full time survey resources to cover various work fronts in accordance with the construction program.
The scope of works includes set-out and as-constructed pick-ups including but not limited to the following work areas:

Boundary fencing/gates
Trenches
Gas Main exclusion zones and Gas Crossings
Gas Compressor Stations
Laydowns
Site office and facilities
Switchyard fencing/gates
Environmental and Cultural Heritage Areas
Pile locations
Switchyard layout
Switchrooms
Power Conversion Stations
Weather Stations

Site Commencement
Site commencement is scheduled for August 2017
Vegetation Clearing16 Jun 1728 Jun 17 
The project requires resources to cover the clearing or trimming and disposal of vegetation within the site boundary of the solar farm as required.

The scope of works includes but is not limited to the following:

Trees
Bushes
Coarse grasses
Weeds and scrub
Environmental disposal
Mulching as necessary