UGL wins $170m Tailem Bend Solar Farm contract in Australia

WCN Editorial Team 16 Feb 2018 OCEANIA ENERGY & UTILITIES

CIMIC Group company UGL has secured contracts from Equis Energy to build and maintain the Tailem Bend Solar Farm in South Australia.

The project is expected to generate $170m revenue to UGL.

The 127MW DC project is due to commence in early 2018, with power generation to the grid expected in 2019.

UGL will take up the engineering, procurement and construction of the project, including the associated substation, and also provide the expertise to integrate the project successfully into the electricity network.

UGL will provide the operation and maintenance services for a five-year period.

UGL is currently constructing solar projects at Emu Downs in Western Australia, Kidston and Collinsville in Queensland, White Rock in New South Wales and Bannerton in Victoria.

CIMIC Group CEO Michael Wright said: “With our growing expertise in delivering renewable energy projects, CIMIC and UGL are proud to be supporting the growth of the Australian renewable energy market and delivering the Tailem Bend Solar Farm for Equis Energy.”

UGL managing director Jason Spears said: “The Tailem Bend Solar Farm expands UGL’s national footprint – we now have a solar farm under construction in every Australian mainland state – reaffirming our position as the leading EPC contractor in the renewable energy sector.

“We are very pleased to be partnering with Equis Energy to deliver this south Australian solar farm.”

Earlier, CIMIC Group company CPB Contractors was selected by the City of Sydney to design and construct the Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre.

This will be the largest pool complex to be built in the city since the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

The project, situated within the new Green Square precinct, will generate revenue of $84m to CPB Contractors.

Gunyama Park works include a 50m heated outdoor pool set within a larger, irregular shaped beach pool, 25m heated indoor and leisure pool, skate bowl and fitness training circuit, and multipurpose sports field gym, cafe and creche.

Construction on the pool complex is expected to commence in 2018 and conclude in late 2019.

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