Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura has welcomed 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.
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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.