Darling Downs Solar Farm



Contact Details


  Craig Wilson
  (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


There are currently no open work packages for this project.

OPEN LISTINGS    AWARDED    CLOSED LISTINGS    OTHER
OPEN FOR EOI    INCOMPLETE EOI    EOI COMPLETED
STATUS       ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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CLOSES
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DOCS FULL
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EOI
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EOI
Cleaning and Sanitation21 Jul 1731 Jul 17 
The project requires full time Cleaning and Sanitation resources to cover the site for the duration of the construction activities.

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

Site offices
Site lunchrooms
Site toilets
Septic Tank pumping
Switchrooms
Coach and Bus Hire21 Jul 1731 Jul 17 
Scope of Works
The project requires full time Coach/Bus hire to cover a daily route between Dalby township and the Darling Downs Solar Farm project site, Grahams Road.

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

Depart: Dalby Township at approximately 06.00hrs daily
Arrive: Darling Downs Solar Farm at approximately 06.45hrs daily
Capacity for 50-200 personnel
Depart: Darling Downs Solar Farm at approximately 17.00hrs daily
Arrive: Dalby Township at approximately 17.45hrs daily
Cranage and Lifting Plant Hire25 Jul 1715 Aug 17 
The project requires full time Cranage and Lifting Plant hire to cover the site for the duration of the construction activities.

The scope of works shall cover lifting of the following plant and equipment:

120MVA Transformer
Prefabricated HV Switchroom
Switchyard plant items
Power Conversion Stations
Lighting Poles
Site Offices, and Amenities
Cable Drums
Piles and Array components
Fencing components
40ft containers
General yard duties
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
Fibre Optic Termination and Testing25 Jul 1716 Aug 17 
The project requires specialist fibre and data resources to terminate and test the fibre optic network cables and Copper Ethernet connection cables in accordance with the construction program.

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

Fibre terminations of main back-bone single mode fibre network ring
Fibre terminations of sub-rings and spurs
Fibre terminations of Relay protection panels (Switchroom)
Fibre terminations of SCADA communications panels (Control Room)
Fibre terminations within Power Conversion Stations
Fibre and RJ45 Copper Ethernet terminations to the Remote Weather Stations
Supply of calibrated fibre testing instruments
RJ45 Copper Ethernet terminations of CCTV system
Testing of all fibres in accordance with ITP
Production of fibre test reports to append to ITP test sheet
Completion and sign-off on ITP test sheets
Fault finding and rectification in liaison with RCR electrical technicians
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
General Building Services - DDSF21 Jul 1731 Jul 17 
The project requires resources to provide general building services.

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

Carpentry
Roofing
Plumbing
Electrical
General site set up and maintenance services
Minor Civil Works25 Jul 1714 Aug 17 
The project requires resources to cover minor civil works throughout the construction program of works.

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

Excavation of trenches for cables and services
Excavations and making good electrical pits including HV jointing pits
Excavations and making good plinths for small plant and equipment
Small excavations
Site Concreting21 Jul 1731 Jul 17 
Scope of Works
The project requires full time concreting resources to cover various work fronts in accordance with the construction program.

The scope of works includes but is not limited to the following:
Access paths and assembly areas
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
Transport and Logistics - DDSF25 Jul 178 Aug 17 
The project requires resources to provide transport and logistics.

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

Transportation of containers
Management of container delivery, unloading, and contents management.
Over 22 container deliveries per day
Under Bores25 Jul 1710 Aug 17 
The project requires resources to provide Directional Drilling.

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

Directional drilling for six (6) major gas crossings under three (3) different gas company assets.
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
Waste Removal and Resource Recovery25 Jul 179 Aug 17 
The project requires resources to cover the removal of site waste and disposal as appropriate.

The scope of works includes but is not limited to the following supplied items and services:

General Waste Containers
Recyclable Waste Containers
Site Waste Container/skip Metal
Site Waste Container/skip Plastic and recoverable waste
Site Waste Container/skip General
Site office secure locked/document bin
General waste collection and disposal
Recyclable waste collection and disposal
Secure document disposal
Processing of cardboard and timber waste through recycling or offsite disposal
Water Trucks25 Jul 1713 Aug 17 
The project requires resources to provide water trucks for dust suppression.

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

Dust suppression for the site roads and access areas