RCR has been awarded an Early Works Contract, working with Pacific Hydro to deliver a large-scale utility solar energy project generating an initial 100MWac of power.
The project is subject to final investment decision by Pacific Hydro and other approvals. RCR and Pacific Hydro will finalise the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the first stage (100MWac) of the Haughton Solar Farm, while engineering is based on Stage 1 and 2 totalling 300MWac.
Stage 1 is expected to commence in March 2018 with commissioning expected to complete in January 2019. The proposed Haughton Solar Farm has planning approval to extend capacity up to 500MWac and is located south of Townsville in Queensland.