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RCR Tomlinson selected as preferred EPC contractor for two solar farms in Australia

RCR Tomlinson has been selected as the preferred engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operations and maintenance (O&M) contractor by Wirsol Energy for two solar projects in Australia, totaling 163MW.

The solar projects include 75MW Clermont Solar Farm and the 88MW Wemen Solar Farm. Presently, the terms of the contracts are being negotiated and are subject to reach financial close.

The financial close for the projects is anticipated on or about 24 November 2017.

Subject to final contracts, RCR Tomlinson’s scope of work will include engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the solar projects. After the commissioning is complete, it will be responsible for the operations and maintenance (O&M) for an initial period of two years, with an option to extend it further for 13 years.

The 75MW Clermont Solar Farm will be located in Rockhampton, Northern Queensland and the 88MW Wemen Solar Farm will be located in Wemen, Victoria, Australia.

RCR managing director and CEO Paul Dalgleish said: “We are very pleased to continue our strong relationship with Wirsol to deliver these two large-scale solar energy projects. We are now supporting Wirsol in the development of over 200MW of renewable energy solar projects.

"Wirsol are a leading project developer of sustainable energy projects in the UK, Netherlands, Spain, France, and Germany, and the largest developer of Solar projects in Australia. We continue to see significant opportunities in the rapidly evolving renewable energy sector."

Recently, the company received a contract to start work under a limited notice to proceed (LNTP) at the 100MW Haughton Solar Farm, being developed by Pacific Hydro Australia.