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Whitsunday Solar Farm

The Whitsunday Solar Farm is a 69.0 MW DC single-axis tracking project located a few kilometres north of Collinsville in North Queensland. The project is supported by both ARENA and the Queensland Government.

Project information

Installed capacity

69.0 MW DC

Commercial Operations Date

March, 2018

Generation

144,000 MWh per annum

Housholds powered

31,000

Project updates

Works typeStatus update
Construction

Physical works have commenced on site with a number of civil packages completed. Clearing of the roads, fences and site establishment areas have been largely completed. Work is well advanced in preparation for piling which will commence in the coming period.

Environmental Factors

Cyclone Debbie impacted North Queensland in late March 2017 which resulted in very significant rainfall in the Collinsville region. The EPC Contractor issued a Force Majeure notice, however no material impact on the construction program was experienced.

Subcontracting

Appointment of subcontractors is drawing to a close with all major tenders issued or awarded.

Procurement

Procurement is well advanced with orders placed for all the major pieces of equipment.

Other

A site office is now established at the solar farm site near Collinsville. Confirmation has been received from the Whitsunday Regional Council that all documentation has now been received in relation to the DA and works can commence subject to submission of evidence that a septic waste removal contract has been entered into.

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Key stakeholders

Media

Government, CBA in landmark $230m solar deal

Edify Energy and Wirsol complete landmark solar financing

Coal mining town Collinsville vies to become Australia’s solar capital

$700M energy boost for regional Queensland jobs

ARENA: Large scale solar PV

Edify Energy and Wirsol join venture awarded in ARENA large-scale solar program

Employment expressions of interest

ForĀ civil roles click here.

For mechanical roles pleaseĀ email Damian Fantozzi at St Hilliers: dfantozzi@sthilliers.com.au.

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