Entura appointed Owner’s Engineer for Jemalong Solar Farm
April 30, 2019
Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura has been engaged by Genex Power to deliver owner’s engineer services for the Jemalong Solar Farm in New South Wales.
The 50 MW solar PV project, near Forbes in central-west New South Wales, was recently purchased by Genex Power.
Entura was previously appointed as Owner’s Engineer for Stage 2 of Genex’s 250 MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project and 270 MW Kidston Solar Project in Queensland. Entura also conducted due diligence work on the Jemalong Solar Farm prior to the purchase of the project by Genex Power.
“We’re pleased to be partnering with Entura again to support the delivery of our latest project, in New South Wales,” said James Harding, CEO of Genex Power.
“Entura’s wealth of experience and capability in renewables and their integration into the network makes Entura the ideal partner to enable the success of our projects.”
As Owner’s Engineer on the Jemalong project, Entura will play a vital role in ensuring timely, quality outcomes for Genex Power during the design and construction phase of the project, working closely with the preferred engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, UGL.
Entura’s scope includes review of detailed design documents, EPC contractor’s plans, test plans and the provision of technical advice on key aspects of generator registration, construction and commissioning activities.
Genex Power expects the solar farm to be operational by the second half of 2019, with the capacity to power 23 000 homes, offsetting more than 100 000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.
Commenting on the appointment, Entura Director Dale Bryce said, “We are pleased to be acting as Genex’s Owner’s Engineer at Kidston and now at Jemalong, helping Genex deliver its renewable energy vision.
“As believers in dispatchable renewables we have tuned our capabilities accordingly, especially in utility-scale hydropower, solar and wind farm developments, combining these with very strong power systems and grid connection capability.”
Entura is one of the leading consultants in renewables development and integration in Australia and the Indo-Pacific region, with significant experience in utility-scale hydropower, solar and wind farms, energy storage and grid connection. The firm works with clients to help tackle the challenges of creating hybrid renewable energy projects, from grid-connected and utility-scale to small, isolated systems.