About Leeson Projects Pty Ltd
Leeson Group is a Melbourne-based solar PV project development company with extensive experience in solar farm development, national construction, energy consultancy and building integrated PV product development. The award winning team of engineers, construction specialists, trades and administration staff operate nationally. Leeson Projects’ demonstrated track record and core strengths in the emerging utility scale solar PV industry underpin its early success.
Leeson Projects is focused on developing renewable energy projects in Victoria in partnership with a major European utility global leader in renewable energy, to enable the ambitious Victorian Renewable Energy Target to be achieved at the lowest cost and greatest benefit to the State.
About Cohuna Solar Farm
The Cohuna Solar Farm is a 34 MWp solar PV farm consisting of approximately 100,000 solar panels installed on 82.5 hectares of land 8km south of Cohuna in Victoria. The site enjoys favourable solar resource, grid connection point adjacent to the site and broad support from the local community and key stakeholders.
About Girgarre Solar Farm
The Girgarre Solar Farm is a 100 MWp solar PV farm consisting of approximately 250,000 solar panels installed on 250 hectares of land 5km west of Girgarre in Victoria. The site enjoys favourable solar resource, a strong grid connection and strong support from the local community and key stakeholders.
Together, the Cohuna Solar Farm and Girgarre Solar Farm will make a major contribution to Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction, in generating approximately 300,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean, renewable electricity into the national power grid annually - producing enough electricity to power approximately 40,000 homes with renewable energy.
An EPC contractor will be appointed as the main contractor for the solar farms, which will undertake the key engineering design and procurement for the facilities. A subcontractor will be appointed for the Balance of Plant (BOP). This will include the work packages such as:
- civil and electrical balance of plant (onsite roads, piles, buildings, electrical reticulation, etc.)
- tracker and PV panel installation
- Interconnection works.
Smaller work packages will be specified to assist with the main work packages listed above.
Leeson Projects is committed to support local industry participation to the maximum extent possible. In partnership with key contractors, the team will run an EOI process and industry briefing sessions to present opportunities for both projects.
Register your company against the work package below and provide answers to the short questionnaire through ICN Gateway EOI.
Your company profile and questionnaire answers will be provided to the team and the key contractors for consideration.
You will be invited to attend the industry briefing session to be informed on opportunities for both projects and the contractor engagement process.
This industry briefing session is expected to occur in Autumn 2018.
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.
The services, programs and initiatives provided by ICN Victoria are aimed at complementing a company's existing sales, marketing and business development strategy and any EOI submitted should not be considered as an alternative to these activities.
Project Timings: Cohuna Solar Farm
Project construction start date: Q4 2018
Project construction end date: Q4 2019
Project Timings: Girgarre Solar Farm
Project construction start date: Q1 2019
Project construction end date: Q3 2020