Cattle Hill Wind Farm is located on the eastern shore of Lake Echo in the Central Highlands of Tasmania. The project will consist of 48 turbines, producing 144 MW of clean renewable electricity. Once operational the project will provide clean energy to power approximately 63,500 Tasmanian homes each year.
Hazell Brothers has been appointed for the design and construction of the civil and electrical Balance of Plant (BoP) contract (onsite roads, foundations, buildings and electrical reticulation). Smaller work packages may be available (listed below) to assist with the BoP contract.
Goldwind is committed to facilitating local sourcing for the project where feasible. Goldwind is currently undertaking a Local Business Participation Program for the project. The Local Business Participation Program is the key initiative to identify capability and capacity in local communities and maximises opportunities for local suppliers to participate in projects.
Under the first stage of the Local Business Participation Program, project details and indicative work packages are listed on the ICN Gateway.
Companies and small businesses can then register an Expression of Interest for specific work packages. The indicative work packages that are listed range from fencing to concrete supply, cleaning services and local accommodation providers etc.
A database of all suppliers that have registered against the work packages (listed below) has been supplied to the BoP contractor for consideration within their procurement process.
Following the appointment of the BoP contractor, a full listing of the registered expressions of interest is forwarded to the contractor.
An Industry Briefing will be held in the local area on Thursday 26 July 2018 following the appointment of the major subcontractors. The Industry Briefing is hosted by Goldwind and attended by the BoP contractor. This event provides local businesses with additional information about the project and a face to face networking opportunity. The typical agenda is a project briefing provided by Goldwind, followed by BoP and other major subcontractors providing overview of scope of their role of in relation to the project, scope of available work packages, potential employment opportunities and any relevant details around pre-qualification conditions/engagement process.
Date: Thursday 26 July 2018
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Bothwell Town Hall - Alexander Street, Bothwell, TAS 7030
RSVP: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1800 002 070
Stage Three, is the engagement stage where Goldwind, the BoP contractor and other major subcontractors can engage subcontractors. Stage three spans the phases of construction and the transition into the operations phase.
The main Contractor and major subcontractors may engage suppliers and subcontractors per their usual procurement processes, which may include tendering for specific work packages. Registration of an EOI does not guarantee a supplier will progress further in the procurement process.
Prior to engagement, potential suppliers will be required to complete necessary pre-qualification approval according to the requirements of the hiring company (main contractor or major subcontractor).
GWA’s commitment to local sourcing continues for the appointment of the wind farm service team and during the operational phase of the project.
For more information on the project and industry briefing session:
Phone: 1800 002 070
About Goldwind Australia
Goldwind Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology, a leading vertically integrated global wind power company offering comprehensive wind power solutions.
Goldwind Australia was established in 2009 and offers comprehensive services including R&D, project development, turbine manufacturing, project management and O&M services. Goldwind Australia has two operating wind farms, and large portfolio of wind and solar projects under construction and planned for construction to commence in 2018.
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 subcontracting opportunities.
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