CIMIC Group company UGL has won engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts to design and build two new solar farms in Australia.
The $117M contracts are for the Collinsville Solar Farm in Queensland and the White Rock Solar Farm in New South Wales.
UGL will be responsible for the EPC and testing of the Collinsville project for Ratch Australia. The scope of work will also include the provision of operation and maintenance (O&M) services for five years.
The project is expected to generate enough energy to power 15,000 homes.
The White Rock development is a pioneering hybrid solar/wind facility expected to generate 46,000MWh of electricity — enough to power 7,200 homes.
UGL will be responsible for the EPC and commissioning of the White Rock Solar Farm for Goldwind. It will also involve O&M for two years, with the possibility of extending it for one year.
UGL managing director, Juan Santamaria, said: “UGL’s early involvement with our customers, true end-to-end capabilities, and technical expertise are strong market differentiators.
“We have a proven track record in the design and delivery of solar farms, and this has been instrumental in securing these opportunities.
“We have established a national operational control and monitoring centre to support the company’s increasing portfolio of utility scale solar farm O&M contracts.”
Adolfo Valderas, CIMIC Group CEO, said: “With these contracts, UGL has been awarded a total of nine solar farm projects, making it one of the most awarded contractors for utility-scale solar projects in Australia.
“With such a diverse portfolio of solar projects, UGL is driving innovation and firmly positioned as the leader in the renewable energy market.”
* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.