Entura appointed as Owner’s Engineer for Queensland solar projects

An artists' impression of the Oakey Solar Farm.

Entura has been appointed by Canadian Solar as Owner’s Engineer for two solar farms in Queensland.

The two solar power projects, located in Longreach and Oakey, are 17MWdc and 30MWdc each in size.

Both projects have been awarded funding by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

Both projects are expected to start construction in May and be operational in the first quarter of 2018.

“We’re pleased to partner with Entura on the Oakey and Longreach solar farms,” Canadian Solar general manager Daniel Ruoss said.

“Working with Entura and leveraging on our strong local and global project development and execution capabilities, and with the support from local and federal government we will continue to expand and execute our quality solar project pipeline in Australia, thereby making a significant contribution to the adoption of clean solar energy in the country.”

As Owner’s Engineer, Entura will review designs, documentation, calculations and reports produced by the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor to ensure they are fit for purpose and in accordance with Australian standards and regulations.

“We’re pleased to partner with Canadian Solar on these exciting projects that will contribute to the introduction of more renewable energy to the Australian National Electricity Market,” Entura managing director Tammy Chu said.