Forest Wind

Contact Details

Jatin Patel
Procurement Engineering Specialist
+61 7 3364 0670

  Locations: QLD Australia (Onshore)
  Project Value: Up to $2 Billion
  Project Status: Engineering Design

Project Details


Forest Wind (the Project) is a wind farm development in the Wide Bay Region of Queensland.

Forest Wind will be located within a large pine plantation on Queensland State Government owned land between Gympie and Maryborough. The Traditional Owners of the land on which the Project is located are the Butchulla First Nations People and the Kabi Kabi First Nations People.

The Project comprises up to 226 wind turbine generators and related infrastructure and has the capacity to generate up to 1200MW of electricity, enough to supply more than 550,000 homes, or 1 in 4 Queensland homes.

At 1200MW, the Project would contribute up to one quarter of Queensland’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) of 50% and offset up to 3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent each year.

Forest Wind has the capacity to deliver significant social, economic and environmental benefits to the region.

The Project construction and operations will be managed by Siemens Gamesa Renewables Energy (Siemens Gamesa), a global leading provider of wind power solutions. Siemens Gamesa has over 101 GW of installed capacity, employs over 24,00 people, and in FY19 generated Euro 10.2 Billion in revenue. Siemens Gamesa has over 40 years’ experience in the onshore wind power business.

In Australia / NZ Siemens Gamesa has delivered over 10 projects with multiple currently under construction.

For more information on Siemens Gamesa go to


The wind turbines and ancillary infrastructure will be located within an actively managed and operational pine plantation in Queensland State Government owned Toolara, Tuan and Neerdie State Forests situated between Gympie and Maryborough in the Wide Bay Region of Queensland.

Subject to final approvals the Project will comprise a wind farm with up to 226 wind turbine generators and related infrastructure. Forest Wind could be developed in multiple stages and on completion of construction, the Project will comprise of the following:

-        up to 226 wind turbines with a power capacity of up to 1,200MW

-        substations

-        battery storage facilities (subject to feasibility)

-        underground electrical distribution lines

-        overhead high voltage transmission line

-        vehicular access from main access points to the wind turbines using existing forestry tracks

-        site entrances

-        operations compounds, and

-        weather monitoring equipment.

More details on the Project can be found at


In February 2020, the Project received a conditional Development Permit from the State. Subject to receiving all remaining relevant approvals, construction of the wind farm might occur in multiple stages and is expected to take place from 2021, with the first stage operational by late 2023.


Siemens Gamesa is committed to facilitate the participation of Traditional Owners and Local Business in the Project where feasible. Local industry and Traditional Owners business (Butchulla and Kabi Kabi) can register their interest in specific work packages (listed below) on ICN Gateway.

Note: Potential suppliers should not approach the Traditional Owners’ representative bodies directly at this stage without prior approval from SGRE. For further details please refer to the “Traditional Owners Engagement Protocol” presented below in the Project Document section.


Forest Wind is likely to be built in stages, with the size of the first stage currently under development. The construction and operation of the project will be managed by Siemens Gamesa. Siemens Gamesa will supply the Wind Turbine Generators and will select and work with a core group of suppliers to deliver core work packages including:

1.     Civil BoP

2.     Electrical BoP

3.     Logistics - Local and international

4.     Crane and installation

In addition to the above 4 packages, further work packages will be available. Subject to suitable skills, labour availability and cost competitiveness, it is expected that multiple opportunities for local suppliers will be available. Active participation of Traditional Owners Butchulla and Kabi Kabi First Nations People will be encouraged and expected through project construction and operation.


1.     Register in ICN:

Siemens Gamesa encourages businesses interested in supplying to the project to register an expression of interest (EOI) through the ICN Gateway webpage. Select the package that is relevant to your organisation.

2.     Participate in project briefings

Parties that have registered their interest on ICN Gateway will be invited to project briefings by video conference and/or face to face (once the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted).

3.     Be part of the project (if selected)

As the project transitions into construction and operation direct suppliers will be selected and major subcontractors will have access to the parties that have registered their interest in ICN.

Information on specific supply opportunities will be communicated on the ICN Gateway project page as it becomes available, with businesses able to register its interest against them.

Please ensure that:

  • Your company profile on the ICN Gateway is complete, up-to-date and accurate including electing to be notified via e-mail of supply opportunities
  • You register your interest for relevant scopes, and
  • You respond to all project and work package-specific questions.

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. Only companies that can demonstrate capability and capacity in accordance with Siemens Gamesa’s standards will be invited to pre-qualify for specific opportunities.


Siemens Gamesa strongly encourages businesses to contact ICN Queensland in the first instance to improve your understanding of the EOI process.

Siemens Gamesa primary contact is by email, please forward enquires to:


Work Packages

To edit or submit an expression of interest, select the icon next to the package you are interested in.
Note: The closing date/s for expressions of interest shown below are subject to change.


02. Traditional Owners Opportunities19 May 202030 Jun 2021 
Provision of products and/or services by Traditional Owners organisations to support the design and construction of the wind farm and associated infrastructure

Provision of products and/or services by Traditional Owners organisations to support the operation
and maintenance of the wind farm and associated infrastructure
04. Civil Construction and Earthmoving Subcontractors19 May 202030 Jun 2021 
1. Experienced subcontractors with the capability, or part thereof, of Civil upgrading/construction of on-site access roads, stormwater drainage systems, poring / grouting turbine foundations, construction of hardstands and crane pads, sediment control structures, substation benching and construction laydown areas.

2. Operators for dozers, graders, excavators, concrete pump trucks, water trucks.

3. Supply, delivery and dry hire of earthmoving equipment for the use in civil construction and associated services such as surveying and fencing. Equipment to be used for clearing, site mobilisation, access roads and hardstands.

4. Ongoing maintenance of forestry gravel roads and crane hardstands.
05. Concrete Supply19 May 202030 Jun 2021 
1. Supply and operation of certified batching plants and concrete materials including cement, aggregate and sand.

2. Supply and operation of concrete agitator trucks for the delivery of concrete during turbine foundation construction.

3. Supply and operation of concrete placing equipment including boom pumps, vibration, finishing tools.
06. Supply of Quarry Products19 May 202030 Jun 2021 
Provision of wearing course for heavy traffic on gravel roads, bluemetal for construction areas and substations, concrete aggregate, and electrical thermal bedding sand.
08. Formwork and Reinforcement Steel - Supply and Fix19 May 202030 Jun 2021 
1. Supply of reinforcement steel concrete formwork and consumable materials.

2. Labour hire for the site construction of turbine foundations.

3.Supply and operation of post tensioning equipment including single and multi-strand jacks.
09. Professional Services and Geotechnical Surveying19 May 202030 Jun 2021 
1. Provision of ecology, HSE, quality, administration services, including professional consulting
services (e.g. flora/fauna spotters, noise monitoring, RPEQ Engineers)

2.Provision geotechnical investigations

3. Provision of surveying services for layouts, easements, cadastral, features, LiDAR and others.
10. Cabling and Electrical Wholesalers19 May 202030 Jun 2021 
Supply of electrical components used in the construction and assembly of low voltage to high voltage substations, and underground cabling.
11. High Voltage Commissioning and Testing19 May 202030 Jun 2021 
Provision of services associated with the termination, testing and commissioning of High Voltage (33kV and 275kV) connections and facilities.
12. Substation Works19 May 202030 Jun 2021 
Design, Procure, Install, Test and Commission Substations of 33kV and 275kV. Including concrete works, earthing system, high voltage switchgear, main power and auxiliary transformers, DC systems, etc.
13. Low Voltage Electrical Works and Safety Testing19 May 202030 Jun 2021 
1. Provision of services associated with the termination, testing and commissioning of LV networks and connections (e.g. interconnection works, AC/DC supplies, protection and control,

2. Safety testing (test and tag) of electrical equipment on site.
14. Wind Farm Reticulation Works19 May 202030 Jun 2021 
1. Trenching and backfilling for underground cables.

2. Installation, termination, splicing and jointing of 33kV underground cable, copper wire and fibre optic.
15. Operation and Maintenance Support Services19 May 202030 Jun 2021 
Supporting services for the execution of O&M activities of a large scale wind farm.

Note - service technicians are typically employed directly by Siemens Gamesa. Scopes include short term crane wet hire, hardstands / roads maintenance and general compound maintenance/cleaning services.
16. Temporary Buildings19 May 202030 Jun 2021 
Supply, install and remove temporary site accommodation for construction workers and staff including sleeping compartments, amenities, toilets, and other associated buildings (e.g. dining rooms, communal laundries).
17. Permanent Operations Site Entrances and Office Facilities19 May 202030 Jun 2021 
Construction of permanent operational compounds including site offices, ablutions, laydown area, car park area, canteen.
18. Temporary Accommodation19 May 202030 Jun 2021 
1. Supply and management of temporary accommodation camps
2. Short term hotel/B&B/rental accommodation
19. Other Supporting Work Packages19 May 202030 Jun 2021 
1.Bore water / Standpipe access for dust suppression/construction water
2. Charter bus hire
3. Cleaning services (construction and project operation)
4. Construction and Operations labour hire (e.g. electrical, mechanical, general labour, maintenance staff)
5. Construction vehicle supply/hire
6. General truck hire
7. General steel fabrication, welding and assembly
8. Drainage and precast culvert manufacturers/suppliers
9. Hospitality events, functions, catering, mobile food supply, on-site canteen
10. Labour hire services (plant operators (loader, excavators, grade, dozer, roller), Labour (concreters, pipe layers, general labour))
11. Pest control services
12. Supply and install of fencing temporary and permanent (1.8m and 2.4m high chain mesh fencing)
13. Radio communication equipment
14. Security services
15. Septic tank pump out services
16. Sign writers and signage supply
17. Small equipment hire (e.g. generators, pumps, etc)
18. Supply and Delivery of Diesel Fuel for Site
19. Supply of office consumables (e.g. Stationary, cleaning products, etc)
20. Water Carting Services
21. Others
01a. Civil Balance of Plant (BoP)19 May 202031 Aug 2020 
Provision of Civil BoP for the construction of a large-scale wind farm including the delivery of WTG foundations, hardstands, roads, and or underground reticulations works.
01b. Electrical Balance of Plant (BoP)19 May 202031 Aug 2020 
Provision of Electrical BoP for the construction of a large-scale wind farm including the reticulation, substation, and/or other electrical BoP works.
01c. Cranes and Installation19 May 202031 Aug 2020 
Provision of crane and installation services or a large scale wind farm project including crane hire, cranage services, turbine installation, and/or related services. Crane hire for turbine installation must be licenced to safely lift individual turbine components up to a hub height of around 160m.
01d. Logistics19 May 202031 Aug 2020 
Provision of Logistic services to support a large-scale wind farm project including international, regional and local transport, remote warehousing, Track and Trace and/or other logistics services.
03. Assembly of core wind turbine components19 May 202031 Aug 2020 
Inspection and assembly of kit components for the nacelles and hubs
07. Wind Turbine Towers19 May 202031 Aug 2020 
1. Design, supply, and installation of pre-cast concrete tower components.

2. Design, supply, and installation of steel tower components.

3. Design, supply, and installation of hybrid towers.