Nevertire Solar Farm Project

Contact Details

  Jerone Bodiam
  (02) 6360 8422

  Locations: NSW Australia
  Project Status: Works underway

Project Details

Location and Scope:

Ikm West of Nevertire on the Mitchell Highway

The project will involve all works necessary to design, construct, test, commission, decommission, energise and train staff in the operation of a 105MW solar farm including, inverter stations, onsite substation and a 1.5km long powerline connecting the solar farm to the existing Essential Energy 22/66/132kV substation.

The scope of works consists of the following but not limited to:

• Design, supply of materials, construction, testing and commissioning of a 1.5km 132kV transmission line connecting the Nevertire Solar farm to the existing Essential Energy 22/66/132kV substation in Nevertire.

• Design, supply of materials, construction, testing and commissioning of a new 22‐33/132kV on site substation.

• Design, supply of materials, construction, testing and commissioning of approximately 364,000 solar panels and associated cabling.

• Design, Supply of materials, construction, testing and commissioning of up to 55 inverter stations, of up to 4.92MW capacity and a 400V/22-33kV transformer.

• Design, supply of materials, construction and commissioning of 3m high Perimeter security fencing and site access tracks.

• Design, supply of materials, construction, testing and commissioning of permanent staff amenities, site office and car park. Design, supply of materials and construction of an intersection with the entrance to the Nevertire Solar Farm consisting of, a channelised right turn lane and an auxillary left turn lane treatment. Provision of size B gateway turning signs 300 metres either side of the intersection.

Key infrastructure components of the project include:

• Solar arrays comprised of approximately 364,000 modules (solar panels).

• Mounting frames: single axis‐tracker units or fixed mounting frames.

• Inverter stations: up to 55 inverter stations, each containing an inverter up to 4.92MW capacity

• A 400V/22‐33kV transformer.

• Cabling, electrical connections and switch‐gear, attached to the mounting frame structures, to interconnect modules.

• Underground cabling interconnecting arrays and inverter stations.

• An onsite substation containing one 22‐33/132kV transformer and associated switchgear.

• Internal access tracks to allow for proposal maintenance.

• Permanent staff amenities and offices with a small number of permanent parking spaces.

• Perimeter security fencing: a chain‐mail/ barbed‐wire security fence up to 3m in height.

• Specific native vegetation screening from specific visual impact locations.

• A 132kV power line connecting the solar farm to the Nevertire zone substation approximately 1.5km east of the proposal.

The project will involve the use of the following plant and equipment:

  • Excavators
  • Loaders
  • Cranes
  • Trucks / semi-trailers
  • Graders
  • Concrete pumps
  • Water carts
  • Vibratory roller
  • Delivery vehicles
  • Telehandlers
  • Mulchers
  • Concrete agitators
  • Concrete vibrators
  • Trenchers
  • Piling drilling rig
  • Loader
  • Power tools
  • Light Vehicles


All persons on the Bioar site must comply with

·         legislative and planning requirements

·         Maintaining the wellbeing of people living in the local community.

·         Safeguarding and protecting the areas natural environment

·         Have a Management system that conforms with the requirements of ISO 9001, Iso 14001 and OHSAS 18001 for their applicable scope

How to register an Expression of Interest

  • Work Packages currently available for submission of an EOI are listed below.
  • Partial scope registrations will be passed on to the contractor awarded the full scope contract.
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Project Documents


FM-4b Contractor Engagement Checklist

Work Packages

There are currently no open work packages for this project.
Note: The closing date/s for expressions of interest shown below are subject to change.

Cleaning18 Mar 195 Apr 19 
Local operator to regularly clean amenities and offices
Diesel Supply18 Mar 195 Apr 19 
Diesel Supply to site
Electrical services18 Mar 195 Apr 19 
Electrical services
Fencing18 Mar 195 Apr 19 
Supply and install perimeter fencing
Fire Extinguisher Service18 Mar 195 Apr 19 
Provision and maintenance of fire extinguishers
Incidental Supply18 Mar 195 Apr 19 
Local supplier of office requisites, sanitary consumables, milk, beverages and other miscellaneous items
IT Equipment and Services18 Mar 195 Apr 19 
Provide IT equipment and support
Light metal fabrication18 Mar 195 Apr 19 
Custom cutting and bending of sheet metal
Piling Contractors18 Mar 195 Apr 19 
Driving of piles required for PV panels
Security Services18 Mar 195 Apr 19 
Provide manned and unmanned security to site
Temporary Site Amenities18 Mar 195 Apr 19 
Hire of office accommodation, crib rooms, toilets and amenities
Training Services18 Mar 195 Apr 19 
Provide OHS, first aid and other training in person or online
Travel and Accommodation18 Mar 195 Apr 19 
Supply and manage travel and accommodation
Trenching Contractors18 Mar 195 Apr 19 
Efficient trenching for cable placement
Uniform Supply18 Mar 195 Apr 19 
Uniform Supply
Waste Removal18 Mar 195 Apr 19 
On-call removal of recyclable, non-recyclable and construction waste.
Civil Works18 Mar 195 Apr 195 Apr 19
Earthmoving and civils
Equipment Hire18 Mar 195 Apr 195 Apr 19
Hire of utes, forklifts, tools, temporary fencing and equipment
Hardware and Tools Supply18 Mar 195 Apr 195 Apr 19
Provision of general hardware and tools
Safety Requirements18 Mar 195 Apr 195 Apr 19
Provide safety equipment, PPE and first aid equipment.
Signage and Labels18 Mar 195 Apr 195 Apr 19
Provide and, in some cases, install way-finding signs and permanent identification labels.
Surveying18 Mar 195 Apr 195 Apr 19
Provision of surveying services
Water Potable and Non-potable18 Mar 195 Apr 195 Apr 19
Supply of water