Jun 08, 2016

AECOM appointed to Kidston solar power project

AECOM has been appointed as the owner’s engineer for the construction of phase one of the Genex Power 50MW Solar PV Project at Kidston in North Queensland.

AECOM has assisted Genex on the development and feasibility work for the project since June 2015.

In an announcement to the stock exchange the company said AECOM had played a key role in assisting Genex in commercial negotiations with Ergon as well as planning, analysis and the appointment of an EPC contractor.

Genex executive director Simon Kidston.

AECOM would use its local and international experience in the solar sector to ensure industry best practices were applied to the Kidston project,  Genex executive director Simon Kidston said.

“AECOM’s technical specialists bring with them a detailed focus to the development of robust and functional Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) specifications to ensure cost competitive project outcomes,” Mr Kidston said.

“AECOM’s recent solar experience includes acting as owner’s engineer for the recently commissioned 10MW Sandfire DeGrussa Solar Power Project in Western Australia, lead designer (civil, structural, electrical and construction support) for the 20 MW Royalla Solar Farm (commissioned 2014) and lead designer for the 15MW Sunshine Coast Solar Farm (to be commissioned early 2017).

“AECOM’s experience in an Australian context will assist Genex in managing compliance requirements, key risks and challenges during the different project stages to ensure the success of the solar project.”