Expressions of Interest are now being called for work packages for Wodonga Solar Farm project. Wodonga SOL1, a 54MW(AC) solar farm project is set to be constructed approximately 20km from Wodonga in Victoria’s north-east.The $80 million project is by Wodonga Solar Power Pty Ltd (WSP), an Australian renewable energy company with strong global skill sets in the design, development, construction and delivery of large scale photovoltaic (PV) solar farm projects and experience in project delivery in Australia.
Expected to take approximately 14 months to construct, the Wodonga Solar Farm project (Wodonga SOL1, a 54MW(AC)) expects to create more than 80 jobs in the Wodonga region, including apprenticeship and training opportunities for young people. Local industry will also benefit from the project with construction and maintenance packages providing contract opportunity for several local companies.
Work packages are now available with businesses invited to respond to expressions of interest in the following categories:
- Surveying and Geotech
- Earth works and site clearing
- Transport companies (moving containers from Melbourne to site)
- Perimeter Fencing
- CCTV Security system and local onsite security during construction
- Unskilled labourers
- Skilled Labour (Electricians)
The closing date is 31 March 2018 and there will be invitations issued to an industry briefing session regarding the project and opportunities. Specific EOI work packages including those listed above will be listed as the EPC contractor, SNC Lavalin is ready for works to commence. Tender notifications will be listed on Australian Tenders and sent to those subscribers with tender alerts activated.
Established in 2017, WSP was formed by S-Energy of South Korea, a KOSDAQ listed company rated by Bloomberg as the world’s third most bankable solar company, and Heliades Pty Ltd, a Melbourne infrastructure project management consultancy with several years’ experience identifying solar power project opportunities for the Wodonga region of Victoria.
Supported by global engineering firm SNC Lavalin (Power) as EPC and O&M partner, and Deloitte as financial adviser, WSP will construct and connect its solar farm to an AusNet 66Kv substation located south-west of the regional city of Wodonga.
Other currently open Victorian tenders for Photovoltaic Systems can be viewed here.