Entura to support construction of Jemalong Solar Project as Owner’s Engineer
November 26, 2019
Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura welcomes Genex Power’s achievement of financing to enable construction of the Jemalong Solar Project in New South Wales. Entura was engaged to deliver Owner’s Engineer services for the project, building on its strong relationship with Genex Power.
With the announcement of financing, construction is set to commence on the 50 MW solar PV project near Forbes in central-west New South Wales, which is expected to be operational in late 2020.
Entura conducted due diligence work on the Jemalong Solar Project prior to the purchase of the project by Genex Power. Entura was also 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.
“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 engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, Beon Energy Solutions.
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 provide enough electricity to power 23 000 homes, offsetting more than 100 000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.
Commenting on the announcement, Entura Director Dale Bryce said, “We stand ready to support Genex to deliver its renewable energy vision, and are delighted to have the opportunity to continue to strengthen the relationship we have developed with Genex as Owner’s Engineer at Kidston and through our previous involvement at Jemalong.
“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.