UGL selected as preferred EPC contractor for Kidston Stage 2 solar


Tuesday, 12 December, 2017


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Genex Power has selected CIMIC Group company UGL as preferred Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor to deliver the 270 MW solar farm project, as part of the Kidston Stage 2 works in North Queensland.

Genex and UGL have entered into an exclusive early contractor involvement (ECI) agreement where both the companies will work together to accelerate project development, complete final design optimisation and reduce cost through value engineering and risk workshops.

UGL was also engaged by Genex as EPC contractor for the 50 MW Kidston Solar One project (KS1), which commenced generation on schedule and within budget earlier this month. UGL Managing Director Jason Spears said, “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 2 solar project.”

Commenting on UGL’s appointment, Genex Managing Director Michael Addison said, “UGL has been selected as preferred EPC contractor for K2-Solar based on its strong delivery performance for KS1, which commenced generation on schedule and within budget earlier this month. Since the appointment of UGL as EPC contractor for KS1 in December 2016, UGL has expanded its project portfolio in Australia to become one of the leading contractors for large-scale solar projects.

The federal government, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), has provided $8.9 million in funding to support the construction of Genex’s KS1 project and up to $9 million in funding to support the development of K2-Solar and K2-Hydro.

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