THE proposed Mount Hopeful Wind Farm near Rockhampton will require a peak workforce of around 300 personnel with construction expected to commence late 2023 or early 2024.
Developed by Neoen Australia, the Mount Hopeful Wind Farm is a large-scale renewable energy project proposed in Central Queensland with the company stating they will be utilizing the local construction supply chain for the build.
“Neoen focuses first on hiring local people for our projects. Locals know the land and have the skills and enthusiasm to support us during construction and operation,” the website states.
“Hiring would begin before construction, which we hope to start in 2023.”
The site is located close to the energy demand centres of Rockhampton and Gladstone, gives the project a robust commercial outlook and access to a strong base of local subcontractors and established transportation corridors.
Neoen Australia will be highlighting their procurement opportunties for the Mt Hopeful Wind Farm at the online Connecting Renewable Energy Conference Queensland on April 7. Mount Hopeful Wind Farm Project Manager Elyse Wise will be available for direct live face to face discussions with the supply chain after presentation.
These are some of the goods and services Neoen Australia expect to be procured:
- Safety Products (Local)
- Septic Pump Out Services
- Computer Network Support
- Small Equipment Hire
- Crane (Minor Lifts)
- Transport (Minor)
- Earthworks Plant (Wet and Dry Hire)
- Waste Management (Liquid)
- Fencing and Gates
- Waste Management (Solid)
- Food and Catering Service
- Water (Construction)
- Water (Potable)
- Material Testing
- Concrete Supply
- Mechanical Fitter/Maintenance
- Welding & engineering fabrication (site services)
- Quarry Products
Neoen Australia began operations in 2012. Over the last nine years the company has successfully developed more than 2GW of solar, wind and storage projects through organic growth, local partnerships and strategic acquisitions. Neoen’s Queensland portfolio includes the 157MW Kaban Green Power Hub and the 460MW Western Downs Green Power Hub, currently under construction. Offtake agreements have been secured with CleanCo for both projects.