Kidston pumped hydro project - preferred EPC contractor


02 November 2014

Genex Power Limited have selected a joint venture between McConnell Dowell and Downer EDI Engineering as preferred EPC contractor for their 250 MW pumped storage hydro project in Kidston, North Queensland.

The hydro project is part of the overall Kidston Stage 2 project, which includes a co-located 270MW solar PV project.

In making their announcement to the Australian Stock Exchange, Genex Managing Director Michael Addison said:

“The McConnell Dowell / Downer JV is a very strong partner to deliver the Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project. As a combined force, the JV has a complementary skill set and a strong track record of delivering hydro projects around the world, a strong balance sheet and proven project delivery capabilities, factors likely to materially contribute to the bankability and successful implementation of the project.”

The JV will now work with Genex in an early contractor involvement (ECI) process to complete final design optimisation for the Hydro project. Leading hydro and electrical consultants Norconsult and GHD Australia are technical advisers to the joint venture. The ECI process will include a competitive tender process to secure the electro-mechanical equipment package, with invitations to be extended to a number of tier 1 hydro turbine suppliers in November 2017.




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