Mt Majura Solar Farm - case study
- Engineering design
- Construction and commissioning
- Operations and maintenance
The Mt Majura Solar Farm, now owned by Impact Investment Group's Solar Income Fund, started as a Qbotics installation and developed over a period of two years into a single axis tracker site. The project was sold to SunEdison at the end of the development phase however the design was completed with the site arranged into the 22 stakeholder allotments.
A single axis tracking system was required, and related infrastructure needed to be connected to the adjacent 11kV overhead line operated by ACTewAGL as part of their distribution network for the ACT.
UGL was awarded the contract to design, procure and construct the facility including the operations and maintenance (O&M) of the site for two years.
To secure independent certification for the solar farm, UGL worked with the Utilities Technical Regulator as well as several ACT government departments to develop the industry benchmark that is now used for design and construction of solar projects within the ACT.
The project was a culmination of works between UGL as the principle contractor, the local electrical provider ACTewAGL which performed the grid connection and transformer installation, and the client. All parties worked closely together to bring the solar farm online.
UGL’s scope of works for this project included the complete design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of a 2.3MW photovoltaic (PV) generation grid connected solar farm.
- project management
- design management
- design services
- construction management
- health and safety management
- environmental management
- community and stakeholder relations
- incident management
- 100 days from first pile to export of power
- worked with the ACT Regulator and determined the future industry benchmark
- predominantly used local labour
- integrated 22 individually metered outputs
- delivered the project without penalty