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Collinsville North Solar Project

Project Name Collinsville North Solar Project
Technology Solar Photovoltaic
Capacity Up to 150 MW
Project Size 258ha
Location Collinsville, Queensland
Commercial Operation Date TBC

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Collinsville North Solar Project is located near Collinsville, 90km south-west of Bowen in Queensland. The project has a proposed generation capacity of up to 150 megawatts (MWac), with current peak capacity estimated to be 130MWdc. The Project has the capacity to generate electricity equivalent to the annual needs of approximately 50,000 homes. The $200 million project is in close proximity to the decommissioned Collinsville coal-fired power station to take advantage of existing electrical infrastructure including Powerlink’s 132 kV substation and Ergon Energy’s distribution network. The project was approved in November 2016 by the Whitsunday Regional Council.

Benefits

The construction and operation of the project will make a positive economic contribution to local, regional and national economies. It is expected that construction will peak at over 200 while several permanent staff will be employed once complete. Other temporary staff will be required periodically to clean the solar panels, undertake environmental maintenance, electrical works, fire management and site security. The project will produce clean energy and have no greenhouse gas emissions.

Employment

A peak construction workforce of around 200 will be needed to build the Collinsville North Solar Project​. These construction workers and their families will require accommodation, food and local services for up to more than a year. The project will provide opportunities for employment including:

  • Earthmoving
  • Civil works
  • Fencing & landscape contracting
  • Electrical & telecommunications
  • Surveying
  • Security
  • Installation & general labour
  • Environment & weed control

Vena Energy Australia supports a local procurement policy and promotes participation from local, regional and Australian suppliers wherever possible.

Following construction there will be a number of full-time and part-time operation and maintenance positions throughout the operational lifespan of the project. Maintenance activities include electrical maintenance, site management and administration, environmental services, weed control, fire management, site security and cleaning of the solar panels.

Register your interest in employment opportunities or to provide services for the construction of the Project below.

Project Documentation

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Feedback

Vena Energy Australia is committed to delivering world class renewable energy projects that better serve the interests of our stakeholders.

Further to this commitment, we take pride in keeping an open ear, so we invite you to get in touch if you have any feedback or require additional project information.

For all project enquiries regarding the Collinsville North Solar Project,

please contact us via phone or email details below.

Collinsville North Solar Project Team

Phone: 07 3708 1420
Email: au.enquiries@venaenergy.com