CIMIC's UGL wins $104m solar power contract in Australia

WCN Editorial Team 5 Oct 2017 OCEANIA ENERGY & UTILITIES

UGL, a subsidiary of CIMIC Group, has bagged an AUD133m ($104.4m) contract to design and build stage one of the Bannerton 110MWDC solar park near Robinvale in Victoria, Australia.

Under the terms of the contract, awarded by Foresight Solar Australia, UGL will be responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of stage one of the solar park, including associated substation and Powercor Australia grid connection.

The contract, which is due to start in late 2017, is scheduled to be generating power to the grid from July 2018.

Once operational, UGL will provide operation and maintenance services for a period of two years.

CIMIC Group CEO Adolfo Valderas said: “CIMIC and UGL are pleased to be delivering this significant solar project and supporting the growth of the renewable energy market in Victoria.”

UGL managing director Jason Spears said: “UGL has strong expertise in the renewable energy sector, with nine current and past solar projects around Australia. We are pleased to have this opportunity to contribute to the further expansion of the renewable energy market.”

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