RCR Tomlinson, an engineering services firm, has secured two contracts worth $315m to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operation and maintenance (O&M) for the 150MWac Daydream Solar Farm and the 50MWac Hayman Solar Farm in Northern Queensland, Australia.
Edify Energy has awarded the contracts for the two solar facilities. The construction of the projects will start in the third quarter of 2017.
Under the contract, RCR Tomlinson will also commission the solar farms and provide interface works to the project substations.
The O&M services will be offered for a term of 10 years by RCR, which can be further extended for a period of five years.
RCR managing director and CEO Paul Dalgleish said: “We continue our strong relationship with Edify Energy to deliver these two large-scale solar energy projects generating a combined 200MWac.
“RCR now has over half a Gigawatt of large-scale solar projects in our order book and more than a Gigawatt currently being developed or progressed under early contractor involvement processes.
“RCR has firmly positioned itself as one of Australia’s leading developers and EPC providers of large-scale solar and other renewable energy infrastructure. Our experience and application of Engineering Intelligence to renewable projects provides RCR with a significant competitive advantage.
“RCR is currently preferred on a number of additional renewable energy projects that will support our further growth in FY18 and into FY19. Over the mid to long-term we expect to see the large-scale solar market continue to grow.”