Equis Energy has awarded the contract to build and maintain the Tailem Bend 127MWDC Solar Farm in South Australia.

CIMIC Group company UGL has been awarded the project contract which is expected begin in 2018, and generate revenue to UGL of approximately $170 million.

CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer, Michael Wright, said, “With our growing expertise in delivering renewable energy projects, CIMIC and UGL are proud to be supporting the growth of the Australian renewable energy market and delivering the Tailem Bend Solar Farm for Equis Energy.”

UGL will undertake the engineering, procurement and construction of the project, including the associated substation and, critically, will provide the internal expertise to ensure the project is integrated successfully into the electricity network.

Once operational, UGL will provide the operation and maintenance services for a five-year period.

The farm is expected to be generating power to the grid in 2019.

UGL currently has solar projects under construction at Emu Downs in Western Australia, Kidston and Collinsville in Queensland, White Rock in New South Wales and Bannerton in Victoria.

Elisa Iannunzio

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