RCR Tomlinson wins contract for Australia solar farm

WCN Editorial Team 15 Mar 2017 OCEANIA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Australia-based engineering firm RCR Tomlinson has secured a contract worth over $80M from Edify Energy and Wirsol Energy for the first phase of the Gannawarra Solar Farm in Victoria, Australia.

RCR Tomlinson will be responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the solar farm, which includes associated substations as well as grid connection works. The first phase of the facility will deliver 60MWp DC of capacity.

Paul Dalgleish, RCR Tomlinson managing director and CEO, said: “We are very pleased to have been selected by Edify Energy and Wirsol to deliver this large-scale solar energy project. RCR has firmly positioned itself as one of Australia’s leading EPC providers in the delivery of large-scale solar infrastructure.

“We continue to see significant future opportunities for new large-scale solar projects coming to the market. We are confident that our experience and application of Engineering Intelligence to renewable projects provides RCR with a significant competitive advantage.”

Construction is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2017 and be completed in the first quarter of 2018. Once commissioned, RCR Tomlinson will carry out operation and maintenance services for two years, with a three-year extension option.

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.

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