Suppliers and contractors wanted for $50m Gippsland solar park project

Proponents of a planned $50 million solar farm in Gippsland want to hear from suppliers and contractors interested in contributing to the project – and Projectory has all the details.

Plans for the Maffra Solar Park have been finalised and sent to Wellington Shire Council, which is expected to make a decision soon.

According to proponent, ARP Australian Solar, grid studies have been successfully completed and the project is on track to meet the expected electrification in early 2019.

The $50 million project will supply about 30 megawatts of power using 100,000 solar panels.

The solar farm will be set on 60.7 hectares off Brewers Hill Rd, near Maffra. The location has been chosen due to its proximity to a sub-station.

The solar panels themselves will be 1.6 metres square, and of a height that will allow for livestock to continue graze.

Only small amounts of concrete will be used, which can be removed at the end of the farm’s 30-year life span.

The project is expected to create more than 100 local jobs during construction.

A company spokesperson said they are keen to hear from suppliers and contractors to work on the project.

Those interested should email

Source: Projectory