Genex Power has selected UGL as the preferred engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the 50MW Jemalongsolar project to be located in New South Wales, Australia.

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Genex Power stated that previously, UGL was responsible for the delivery of the 50MW Kidston Solar One project (KS1), in addition to being selected as the preferred EPC contactor for the Kidston Solar 2 project (K2-Solar) under development.

As per the present early contractor involvement (ECI) arrangement, Genex Power and UGL will work together in finalizing the EPC and operations and maintenance (O&M) contracts for the project.

The two companies are expected to complete the remaining development needed to reach financial close on the project in June and begin the construction in July.

Appointing UGL as preferred EPC contractor for the project finalises the project delivery team assembled by Genex to complete the project.

Genex Power CEO James Harding said: “Genex is delighted with the appointment of UGL as preferred EPC contractor for the Jemalong Project. Genex and UGL have shared a strong working partnership for several years, having successfully developed, constructed and commissioned the Kidston Solar One project together. We look forward to continuing this relationship for the Jemalong Project.”

In December 2017, Genex selected CIMIC Group wholly-owned subsidiary UGL as preferred engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contractor to deliver 270MW Kidston Stage 2 Solar project in North Queensland. The solar project is part of the overall Kidston project on the site of the Kidston Gold Mine.

In February 2018, UGL was awarded contracts by Equis Energy to build and maintain the 127MW Tailem Bend solar farm in South Australia.

Under the contract, UGL was responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the project, including the associated substation. The firm will also provide operations and maintenance service for a five year period.