Hayman Solar Farm, Queensland, Australia - Project details and construction updates

Last Modified: Tue Aug 11 2020 05:46:10 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 50 MW
    generation capacity of Black Rock + Edify Energy's Hayman Solar Farm located a few kilometres north of Collinsville in North Queensland.
  • 134 GWh
    proposed to be generated per year.
  • 18,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • 143,000 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational.
  • ?
    hectares of land will be used.
  • 500,000
    First Solar Series 4 modules will be used as they are ideally suited to the hot and humid environmental conditions of the Whitsunday Region, due to a superior temperature coefficient, and better shading and spectral response. The panels will be mounted on single axis tracking technology from Array Technologies, Inc.
  • 5
    major organisations involved: 1) Project owner and developer: BlackRock Real Assets, Edify Energy 2) EPC & O&M: RCR Tomlinson, Stralis Energy, Canadian Solar, 3) Power distribution: Merchant mode.
  • ?
    estimated project cost. $90 million in debt funding from CEFC for both Hayman and Daydream solar farms.
  • ?
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • ?
    FTE during operational phase.
  • 3Q 2017
    planned start of construction. The project will become fully operational in mid 2018.
  • 11 Aug 2017
    Financial close announced by Edify Energy having secured equity funding from BlackRock Real Assets. The investment gives BlackRock a 90 per cent interest in the farm while Edify will retain 10 per cent of the equity interest.
  • 11 Aug 2017
    RCR Tomlinson awarded EPC and O&M contract with combined value of $315 million for Hayman and Daydream solar farms.
  • 14 Aug 2017
    RCR awards contract to First Solar and Array Technologies Inc. for supply of PV modules and tracking technology respectively.
  • 17 Aug 2017
    Powerlink and Edify Energy finalise connection agreements for the Daydream and Hayman Solar Farms to be connected to Powerlink’s 275kV network near Collinsville.
  • 19 Oct 2017
    Road construction and fencing works begin at the site.
  • 29 May 2018
    A generation authority application submitted to the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Queensland.
  • Aug 2018
    Powerlink’s Crush Creek substation, the point of connection for both Daydream Solar Farm and Hayman Solar Farm, was energised and commissioned.
  • Aug 2018
    RCR announces an entitlement offer to raise $100 million to beef up its balance sheet and tackle cost overruns on its contract for the Daydream and Hayman projects.
  • Aug 2018
    Stralis Energy connects and commissions the project. All labour, equipment and plant used for the connection of the project was provided by Stralis Energy.
  • Aug 2019
    Canadian Solar seals operations and maintenance (O&M) deal for the project and will be in charge of plant monitoring, performance management and preventative and corrective maintenance.