Coppabella Wind Farm is located in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, approximately 30km west of Yass. Coppabella Wind Farm will extend approximately 12km west to east and approximately 10 kilometers north to south along the Coppabella Hills near the towns of Bookham and Binalong. The natural terrain and consistent wind speeds in the are are significant and the connection to the electricity network is also strong.
The NSW Government has approved construction and operation of up to 79 wind turbines and related civil and electrical infrastructure.
Once operational, the wind farm will provide renewable electricity capable of servicing up to approximately 80,000 homes annually. This is more than all the houses in the Southern Tablelands of NSW area.
A main contractor will be appointed as the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor for the wind farm. Major subcontractors will be appointed for the following work packages:
- design and construction of the civil and electrical balance of plant (onsite roads, foundations, buildings and electrical reticulation)
- logistics, and
- wind turbine installation.
Smaller work packages are available (listed below) to assist with the work packages listed above.
Expressions of interest
Goldwind recognises the ICN Gateway as a key tool to identify capability and capacity in the local community and maximise opportunities for local suppliers to participate in the project.
Goldwind is committed to facilitating local sourcing for the project where feasible and encourages local industry interested in supplying to the project to register against a specific work package (listed below)
A database of all suppliers that have registered against work packages will be supplied to the main contractor and major subcontractors for consideration within their respective procurement processes. 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).
Goldwind Australia is 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 a 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.