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Gangarri Solar Farm Project

Energy

Supplying a connection substation and network interface systems to support renewable energy production at Gangarri Solar Farm.

Background:

The Gangarri Solar Farm is a 120MW 132kV project connected to the Powerlink network in QLD located on the Western Downs, Queensland. The project was commissioned to offset Shell’s power requirements for their LNG infrastructure in the region.

Solution:

Ampcontrol was commissioned for the design and construction of the connection substation for the solar farm and the associated network interface systems.

Key scope elements and sub systems:

• Detailed design and engineering

• Site civil works for all trenching, foundations, earth grid and below ground oil storage tank

• 160MVA power transformer installation

• 132kV equipment and structures

• 33kV switchroom and control room, designed and manufactured inhouse at Tomago NSW

• Substation automation system designed, assembled, configured and commissioned by Ampcontrol Automation, utilising 61850 protocols

• Protection and communications engineering in conjunction with Powerlink.

Outcome:

The Gangarri Solar Farm is a 120 megawatt solar energy project. It will generate solar power from about 330,000 photovoltaic panels that turn sunlight into electricity—enough to run 50,000 homes. It will reduce emissions by around 300,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum.

The substation was completed in time for the contracted energisation with Powerlink.

Sterling and Wilson relied on Ampcontrol as a whole solutions provider and we delivered on time (December 2020) and to budget. The Ampcontrol installation was fully RPEQ certified through our inhouse accredited engineers.

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