Wirsol's Clermont Solar Farm, Queensland, Australia

Last Modified: Tue Sep 11 2018 08:06:47 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 75 MW
    planned installed capacity of Wirsol's Clermont Solar Farm, located in Rockhampton, Northern Queensland.
  • 205 GWh
    of electricity will be generated per year.
  • 30,996
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • 107,118 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational.
  • 192.6
    hectares of land will be used for the solar farm.
  • ?
    Risen solar modules will be mounted on NEXTracker mounting system.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: Project Developer: Wirsol, EPC and O&M: RCR Tomlinson Ltd, PPA: Simec Zen, Merchant mode.
  • ?
    project cost.
  • ?
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • ?
    FTE during operational phase.
  • 1Q 2018
    Planned commencement of installation with completion expected by 3Q2018.
  • 14 Nov 2017
    Diversified engineering and infrastructure company, RCR Tomlinson Ltd announces that it has been selected as the Preferred EPC Contractor for two major contracts, totalling approximately $260 million for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (“EPC”) and Operation and Maintenance (“O&M”) for the 75 MW Clermont Solar Farm and the 88 MW Wemen Solar Farm.
  • 15 Dec 2017
    CEFC announced it had committed $97 million in senior secured debt that would enable WIRSOL to begin construction on the project as early as January 2018, before having secured a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the solar output.
  • 18 Dec 2017
    Wirsol today announced that it had reached financial close for the construction farm. The project will be financed on a fully merchant basis with a long-term debt facility from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and equity provided from WIRSOL’s parent WIRCON, headquartered in Germany.
  • Jan 2018
    Design commences.
  • Feb 2018
    Mobilization and construction commences.
  • Mar 2018
    Piling commences.
  • Apr 2018
    Tracker installation commences.
  • 21 Jun 2018
    8 year power offtake agreement signed with Simec Zen for a majority of the farm's output, while the rest will be sold in merchant mode.
  • 15 Jul 2018
    Module installation commences.
  • 19 Aug 2018
    A generation authority application submitted to the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Queensland.
  • Sep 2018
    Module installation nearing completion.