Downer awarded Numurkah Solar Farm contract

08 August 2018

Downer: Downer EDI Limited (Downer) announced today it had been awarded an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract worth approximately $160 million for the Numurkah Solar Farm in northwest Victoria.

The Chief Executive Officer of Downer, Grant Fenn, said Downer was a leader in solar farm construction in Australia.

“We are pleased to be working with Neoen to deliver the Numurkah Solar Farm which will deliver significant economic benefits for the local community in addition to the environmental benefits of a large scale renewable energy project,” he said.

The Numurkah Solar Farm is a 128 megawatt (MW) renewable energy project supported by a 38MW Green Certificate Purchase agreement with the Victorian Government and a 15-year power purchase agreement with GFG Alliance’s SIMEC / ZEN Energy.

“Through the purchase agreement with the Victorian Government, the Numurkah Solar Farm will help power Melbourne’s tram network, which is operated and maintained by the Keolis Downer joint venture. This connection highlights Downer’s position as the leading integrated services provider in Australia and New Zealand,” Mr Fenn said.

Franck Woitiez, Managing Director of Neoen Australia, said the successful financial close of Numurkah is one of the most significant milestones for the company’s operations locally.

“We’re delighted to have Downer deliver the Numurkah Solar Farm, an important project for Neoen because it marks the achievement of our first Gigawatt of projects in Australia, either under construction or in operation.”

Notice to proceed has been issued to Downer under the EPC contract and construction is scheduled to take approximately 12 months.




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