The Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park (PAREP) is a combined wind and solar photovoltaic farm

Project Overview

The Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park (PAREP) is a combined wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) hybrid project. It is one of the new breed of renewable projects designed to provide predictable power more uniformly across the day and when complete will be one of the southern hemisphere’s largest hybrid renewable power stations.

Located approximately 8 km south-east of Port Augusta in South Australia, the project will occupy approximately 5,400 hectares of land running from Port Paterson in the north, to Winninowie in the south and span the A1 Augusta Highway.

PAREP is 100% owned by Iberdrola Renewables Australia (Iberdrola) with support from DP Energy who is the original developer of the site.

It will comprise of 50 wind turbines and 250,000 solar modules together with associated infrastructure, to produce a total installed capacity of almost 320 megawatts (MW) of clean renewable energy. A new 275kV substation and export cable will connect the project into the South Australian transmission network via Davenport substation. Once in commercial operation, PAREP will generate clean electricity for around 25 years prior to being either decommissioned or redeveloped.

Legend

  • Wind Turbines
  • Access - Emergency Only
  • Site Access/Exit Points
  • Batching Plant
  • MCP1 Mast
  • MCP2 Mast
  • Site Compound
  • Davenport Substation
  • Solar PV Area
  • Main Substation
  • Electrical Export Connection
  • Site Roads
  • Suburbs and Localities

Delivery Partners

Iberdrola Renewables Australia P/L

With over 170 years of history Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the number one producer of wind power, and one of the world's biggest electricity utilities in terms of market capitalisation. Further information about Iberdrola can be found here:
https://www.iberdrola.com/about-us

DP Energy

DP Energy is an Irish-headquartered renewable energy and sustainable development specialist established in 1993. It develops, constructs and has operated renewable energy assets around the world, including in Australia, Canada, the UK and Ireland, across all major technologies. Further information on DP Energy can be found here:
https://www.dpenergy.com

Project Benefits

Clean Energy

The project will produce 900 gigawatt hours (GWh) per annum which is enough to power around 180,000 households each year with an emissions saving of approximately 400,000 metric tonnes of CO2 annually.

Employment

The 18 month construction and commissioning schedule will create 200 jobs. During the operational phase the project is expected to employ 20 personnel on a full time basis.

AIP Plan

The project has an approved Australian Industry Participation Plan (AIP Plan) which promotes engagement with Australian suppliers.

Installed Capacity

Wind

Installed capacity 210MW

Wind is divided across 50 wind turbines. Each Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) has a hub height of 107m and a max. tip height of 185m.

Solar

Installed capacity 107MW

Solar is divided across two PV fields and consists of ca. 250,000 panels.

Total installed capacity:
317MW
Operating life:
25 years

Time Frames

Q3-2020

Commence construction

Q1-2021

Deliver first WTG

Q3-2021

Substation energisation (first power exported)

Q4 2021

Commence operations

Contractor Details

Description

Supply of 4 Power Transformers

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Available upon request

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Supply of a 2 x 15 MVAR STATCOM

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All civil works related to the substation, including earthworks, concrete and building activities.

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Control and protection System for the substation.

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Description

275 Kv Line power cable supply.

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275 Kv Line power cable laying and trenching.

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33kV System cable system supply including joints and quality control.

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MV Cable Laying and trenching at the MV Reticulation system.

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Roads and Platforms associated to the wind farm activities.

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Manpower to execute the foundation works as per approed design.

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Concrete supply to construct 50 WTGs foundations.

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Steel Supply to build 50 WTGs foundations.

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Site Entries Tie ins as per DPTI approved design.

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Earth works, Drain & Roads.

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Cable Laying & Termination, equipment installation & pre commissioning works.

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Tracker & Equipment foundation, Super structure & Module installation.

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Inverter Skid.

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Solar Cable + Harnesses

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Available upon request

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MV Cables.

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Description

Delivery/storage/handling of WTG components

Applicable standards

Previous experience with delivering turbine components

Pre-qualifications

  • National Heavy Vehicle Regulations (NHVR)
  • Chain of Responsibility (COR)
  • SA Police Permits

Description

Cranes for lifting services to erect wind turbines

Applicable standards

Previous experience with crane service within the wind industry

Pre-qualifications

  • National Heavy Vehicle Regulations (NHVR)
  • Chain of Responsibility (COR)
  • Global Wind Organisation (GWO)
  • Vestas turbine specific training
  • Crane Safe Inspections

Description

Installation and mechanical and electrical assembly of turbines

Applicable standards

Previous experience with installation service within the wind industry

Pre-qualifications

  • Global Wind Organisation (GWO)
  • Vestas turbine specific training