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Squadron Energy calls for contractor EOIs on 117-turbine wind farm

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Squadron Energy has announced it is calling for expressions of interest for qualified contractors for NSW’s Spicers Creek Wind Farm.

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The 700MW wind farm in the Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) is currently going through NSW and Federal Government planning approvals. According to Acting Executive General Manager Delivery, Dan Banovic, the EOI would ensure teams are ready to go as soon as possible.

“We’re on a mission to deliver green energy as quickly as possible to replace aging coal fired power stations and meet our ambition of launching 14GW of new projects by 2030. Running a procurement process while we work through the final stages of approvals means we can move into delivery in a timely manner,” Banovic said. “We are looking for a range of contractors to work on this flagship project and look forward to receiving feedback to help inform the tender process and our delivery strategy.”

Squadron Energy announced that a range of work packages are on offer in the civil balance of plant work scopes, electrical balance of plant work scopes, operation and maintenance building design and construction, and accommodation for workers.

Spicers Creek Wind Farm is a proposed 117 turbine wind farm located on Wiradjuri Country, west of Gulgong and 25km northeast of Wellington.

The project is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 395,000 homes and prevent 650,000 tonnes of emissions annually.

Spicers Creek Wind Farm is expected to create more than 330 jobs and inject $46.9 million into the regional economy during construction.

Expressions of interest can be submitted online at wind-farm-eoi and close Thursday 11 July 2024.

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