Coopers Gap Wind Farm, located in the Western Downs region 250 kms north-west of Brisbane, is set to be one of Australia’s largest wind farms upon completion in 2019, with an investment of AU$850 million. The wind farm will consist of 123 turbines with a capacity of 453 megawatts (MW) and in turn produce around 1,510,000 MW hours of renewable energy. This is enough to power to approximately 264,000 Australian homes.
AECOM is working collaboratively with AGL and the broader project team to provide contract management to:
- All key project contracts
- Administer an Engineer, Procure and Construct (EPC) Contract
- Ensure the works under the Transmission Connection Agreement are completed.
AECOM’s role has also included establishing a Graphic Information System (GIS) for capturing images remotely to illustrate the projects progress, ensuring up-to-date information is being communicated to all stakeholders.
AECOM has also played an integral role in maintaining health, safety and environmental standards for the project, including on- and off-site audits.
A critical component of the project management for this complex and multifaceted program has been to assist our project partners to develop a consistent and an appropriate process for: approvals; cultural heritage and ecological surveys; shipping and transportation of major turbine components; sequencing of turbine erection; registration with the Australian Energy Market Operator; and connection to the electricity network.