RCR wins $175m contract for Darling Downs solar project

RCR Tomlinson has been awarded a $175 million contract with APA Group to design and construct the Darling Downs Solar Farm.

The farm is a utility-scale photovoltaic solar project, located 45km from Dalby, with a potential generating capacity of 110MW.

Earlier this week, Origin Energy announced it had sold the project to APA Group.

RCR’s scope of work will include engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and commissioning of the solar farm, including associated substations and grid connection works.

“We are delighted to have been awarded this contract following our successful collaboration to develop the project, initially with Origin Energy and more recently with APA Group,” RCR managing director and chief executive officer Dr Paul Dalgleish said.

“The award is the culmination of the ECI process, which included preliminary design and engineering works.

“This significant win reflects RCR’s ability to bring smart engineering solution to our clients while providing certainty of performance and delivery time in the rapidly-evolving renewable energy industry.”

Construction is expected to commence in July 2017.