EPC contractor appointed for 5MW solar farm

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Terregra Renewables has appointed an EPC contractor for the 5MW Mobilong Solar Farm.

With all the permits now received and the project being shovel-ready, Balance Utility Solutions will immediately start work on the design and construction of the solar farm.

The Mobilong Solar Farm is located north of Murray Bridge in South Australia and is the first solar project developed by Terregra Renewables.

“We were drawn to Balance Utility Solutions by their innovative and flexible approach to the design and construction process,” said Graham Pearson, Director of Terregra Renewables.

“They have supported us almost from the start of the development process under a unique early contractor involvement arrangement and were pivotal in helping to refine the project. We have valued their input along the way and look forward to partnering with them during the construction phase.”

The 5MW project will include about 16,100 PV modules and two containerised inverters. Approximately 40 jobs will be created during construction, with work expected to be completed in April or May 2019.

Rod Hayes, Managing Director of Balance Utility Solutions, said, “Balance is delighted to be working with Terregra Renewables on the delivery of their first solar project in Australia.

“The close working relationship we have created through project development and now into delivery has ensured a focus on performance and delivery, reducing the risks for the developer and for Balance as the EPC.

“We expect this approach of close developer and EPC early collaboration, and a focus on portfolios of smaller scale projects, to be a growing trend through the next few years as the utility scale solar market continues to mature. Terregra Renewables has been a pleasure to work with under very tight timeframes.”

The Mobilong Solar Farm has been developed by Terregra Renewables, a subsidiary of the listed Indonesian company PT Terregra Asia Energy Tbk. Terregra Renewables is also actively developing other solar projects in Australia, while in Indonesia the company will develop, build and operate more than 500MW over the next five years.

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