RCR preferred contractor for Wirsol solar farms

RCR Tomlinson has been selected as the preferred EPC contractor for two major projects totalling approximately $260 million.

The contract involves the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operation and maintenance (O&M) for the Clermont Solar Farm and the Wemen Solar Farm, both being developed by Wirsol Energy.

The 110MW Wemen Solar Farm, located near Mildura in Victoria, is set to begin construction by the end of the year.

The Clermont Solar Farm, located in central Queensland, is a 150MWac project to be completed in two 75MW phases.

“We are very pleased to continue our strong relationship with Wirsol to deliver these two large-scale solar energy projects,” RCR managing director and CEO Dr Paul Dalgeish said.

“We are now supporting Wirsol in the development of more than 200MWac of renewable energy solar projects.

“We continue to see significant opportunities in the rapidly evolving renewable energy sector.

“I am also delighted with the continued growth in our order book in FY18 and we remain preferred on a number of additional renewable energy projects that will support our growth in FY18 and into FY19.”

The contracts are currently being negotiated and are subject to financial close, which is expected to be completed by the end of November.

Subject to final contracts, RCR’s scope of work will include engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the Solar Farms.

Once commissioned, RCR will provide O&M services for an initial period of two years, with various option terms for up to a further 13 years.