Photon Energy wins tender for 3 MWp hybrid solar energy plant in Australia

Jun 2, 2020 06:18 PM ET
  • Photon Energy report the Group's Sydney-based subsidiary devoted to design, procurement and also construction (EPC) solutions - has actually been granted an agreement to supply a 3 MWp nuclear power plant in Wodonga, Victoria.
Photon Energy wins tender for 3 MWp hybrid solar energy plant in Australia

The agreement was awarded adhering to a competitive tender procedure run by energy firm North East Water (NEW), owner and driver of the Wodonga Wastewater Therapy Plant. NEW gives water as well as sewer services to 39 towns as well as cities across north-east Victoria, serving 39,000 individuals in Wodonga alone.

'Winning this tender is a considerable landmark as well as together with our success on the Lord Howe Island project is a testimony to our capabilities. We look forward to embarking on comparable or a lot more complicated jobs in the near future that will certainly aid Australia minimize its dependancy on fossil fuels,' claimed Michael Gartner, CTO of the Team and Handling Supervisor of Photon Energy Australia.

Photon Energy will serve as primary service provider in the style, building, as well as appointing of the system, and will certainly farm out the electrical installation as well as HV upgrade works element to neighborhood contractor Watters Electrical and also distributor Wilson's Transformers. Boschetti Industries will certainly function as the consulting designers on automation and electrical issues.

Adjacent to the Wodonga Wastewater Therapy Plant (WWTP) on Old Barnawartha Rd, West Wodonga, the project will make up a 3 MWp ground-mounted solar system as well as linked infrastructure, with high voltage (HV) upgrade works and also off-grid capacities.

The WWTP is an intricate project with lots of design obstacles incorporating a capability of 3 MWp of solar PV, with existing diesel generation allowing waste water therapy to proceed in case the center is islanded off-grid. The break down of work to be done consists of aspects of solar array, high voltage reticulation, systems integration and SCADA, in addition to civil, structural and also mechanical jobs.

The project is anticipated to supply considerable advantages to neighborhoods in the area, both via the reduction of grid-drawn power consumption to the Waste Water Therapy Plant website and also by means of the significant economic stimulation to the Victorian and also local economies.

The tendered contract worth is AUD 7.284 million. The project is currently in the contract-finalisation phase, with building and construction expected to start in the coming months.

The advancing scenario with COVID-19 is being very carefully monitored as well as needed actions will certainly be implemented to make sure the security of all workers throughout task delivery.

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