Acciona Energy Australia Global Pty Ltd (AEAG), a subsidiary of Acciona Energy International (AEI) is an organisation which develops, builds, operates and maintains renewable energy assets.
In Australia, AEAG has built and operates three wind farms, one in a joint venture. The wind farms include Waubra in Victoria, Gunning in New South Wales and Cathedral Rocks in South Australia, collectively producing 304.5MW of renewable energy. Acciona also constructed a 20MW Royalla Solar Farm in the ACT. The 132MW Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm is presently under construction near Colac, Victoria.
About Kerang Solar Farm
AEAG is seeking to deliver a large scale solar farm to Kerang, providing a sustainable and renewable source of energy for the region. The solar farm development will generate economic stimulus and social benefit to the Kerang region and provide employment during the construction, operational and decommissioning stages of the project.
The site for the proposed solar farm is located on the southern outskirts of the Kerang township in northern Victoria and is approximately 100Ha in total area. The land is predominantly flat with marginal grading from the east to west to facilitate drainage from artificial channels towards the Loddon River. The site has historically been subject to agricultural land practices, including grazing and a former dairy operation.
The Kerang Solar Farm will be connected to the national electricity grid via the existing Kerang Terminal Station and will consist of the following infrastructure:
- Solar Panels - Approximately 110,000 solar panels (modules), installed in regular parallel arrays.
- Mounting structures - each panel would be fixed to a metal mounting structure.
- Above ground DC cabling – this is fixed to the mounting structure, connecting each module in strings to combiner boxes
- Underground AC and DC cabling
- Power conversion units - inverters, step up transformers and switchgear located within 40ft steel containers or on container skid pads.
- Internal access tracks to allow for light vehicle traffic during maintenance period.
- Perimeter fencing around the site, with an associated security system.
- Small site office and maintenance shed
- Temporary infrastructure associated with site construction, including a site construction compound and temporary storage and laydown areas.
- Landscape screening around the eastern and northern boundaries of the site
Expression of Interest (EOI) Process
AEAG is committed to supporting local industry participation and is encouraging local suppliers and contractors that are interested in supplying to the project to register with ACCIONA via the ICN Gateway.
This ICN Gateway page is specifically looking for the following work packages:
- Civil works – earth moving, fencing, roads and drainage, maintenance building, etc.
- Inland transportation
- Electrical – Substation, LV cables, inverters, transformers, trenching and cable laying.
- Solar farm installation - erection and assembly of steel structures
- Steel supply – supply and transformation
- Temporary Construction Facilities - accommodation, security, waste and recycling, safety testing, fencing, plumbing, etc.
Please note that whilst the packages are broad, we are happy to hear from smaller suppliers that may only be able to provide partial scope coverage.
Prior to engagement, potential suppliers will be required to complete necessary pre-qualification approval according to the requirements of AEAG. If your company is shortlisted, AEAG will contact you directly to arrange for pre-registration on their Procurement system: Procur-e.
AEAG strongly encourages suppliers to contact ICN in the first instance to gain an understanding of the EOI process and capability development programs.
The project is expected to be completed by December 2019, with construction starting early 2019.
For latest news on Kerang, please refer to the Acciona website: http://www.acciona.com.au/projects/energy/solar-photovoltaic/kerang-solar/SHOW LESS