Gawara Baya (previously known as Upper Burdekin Wind Farm)
Project at a glance
Procurement Engineering Specialist
The proposed Gawara Baya Wind Farm (previously known as Upper Burdekin Wind Farm) is located near the community of Mount Fox, northwest of Townsville in Queensland, Australia, approximately 180km by road via Ingham. The project is located on an active cattle property within Gugu Badhun Country in north Queensland, in close proximity to the existing electricity transmission network.
Gawara Baya Wind Farm will generate enough clean energy to power up to 300,000 Australian homes, eliminating more than 1.2 million tonnes of carbon emissions from the energy market every year while supporting overall improved outcomes for regional ecology through strong investment in innovative environmental management initiatives.
Windlab has an agreement with the pastoral landholder and an Indigenous Land Use Agreement with the Gugu Badhun Traditional Owners. The project has received a detailed connection enquiry response from Powerlink. The Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has nominated the project as a Controlled Action requiring assessment and approval under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act, and we are finalising the requirements of the EPBC regulatory review process.
Windlab will be using the ICN Gateway to receive expressions of interest from all suppliers for this project. Windlab will be holding free information sessions in Townsville, Ingham and Charters Towers on how to use the ICN platform and how to register your business interest in our upcoming wind farm project.
Proposed project components include:
- Temporary accommodation facility
- Temporary site facilities
- Steel reinforcement
- Quarry materials
- Plant & Equipment hire
- Electrical supply
- Electrical installation
- Fencing (security)
- Geotechnical investigations
- PPE & HSE equipment
- Tools and consumables
- Environmental & sediment control
- Waste removal
With the support of stakeholders and the local community, construction may commence on the Gawara Baya Wind Farm in April 2024 after all regulatory approval requirements have been satisfied and the project has received the 'green light' to proceed.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Windlab encourages local industries interested in supplying the project to register an expression of interest (EOI) through the ICN Gateway webpage.
Information on specific supply opportunities will be communicated on the ICN Gateway project page as it becomes available, with local industry 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 as a full or partial-scope supplier (where applicable), 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 Windlab's standards will be invited to pre-qualify for specific opportunities.
Windlab strongly encourages local industries to contact ICN Queensland in the first instance to improve their understanding of the EOI process.
Windlab's primary contact is: