UGL contracted for 270MW Phase II of Kidston solar project

14 December 2017 (Last Updated December 14th, 2017 10:24)

Cimic Group’s subsidiary UGL has been selected as the preferred contractor for the delivery of the 270MW Kidston solar farm project in Australia.

Cimic Group’s subsidiary UGL has been selected by Genex Power as a preferred contractor for the delivery of the 270MW Kidston solar farm project in Australia under an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract.

Located in North Queensland, the project is part of Kidston Stage II solarpower works.

Cimic Group CEO Michael Wright said: “Securing preferred EPC contractor status reflects UGL’s depth of experience and expertise in the renewable energy sector and our commitment to our partnership with Genex.”

UGL and Genex have signed an exclusive early contractor involvement (ECI) agreement, which will help the companies push forward with project development, complete final design optimisation, and minimise cost through value engineering and risk workshops.

“The 50MW Phase I of the Kidston solar project is located on the Kidston Gold Mine site approximately 270km north west of Townsville.”

UGL managing director Jason Spears said: “UGL has a proven track record in the design and delivery of solar farms.

“Partnering with Genex to deliver the first Kidston solar project demonstrates UGL’s in-house engineering capability, innovative construction techniques and ability to provide a fully wrapped EPC solution, all of which we will apply to the Kidston stage two solar project.

“Our end to end capabilities, strong supply chain and technical expertise in linking renewable generation assets to the electricity grid set us apart and make UGL a valuable partner to our clients.”

The 50MW Phase I of the Kidston solar project is located on the Kidston Gold Mine site approximately 270km north west of Townsville, near the township of Georgetown.

The 270MW Phase II will be integrated and co-located with the 250MW Kidston pumped storage hydro power project.

Once operational, Phase I is expected to generate 145GWh of renewable energy and the Phase II is expected to produce 783GWh of clean electricity each year.