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Edify Energy's $122 million phase one plant will cover 500 acres of its 10,000 acre site

Nilsen QLD awarded two new Solar Farm projects in North Queensland

June 2017

Nilsen QLD have secured both of local developer Edify Energy’s Queensland Solar Farms - the Whitsunday and Hamilton projects, totalling 138MW. This follows on from our 12.5MW install at Conergy Lakelands.

The Whitsunday Solar Farm is a 69.0 MW DC single-axis tracking project located a few kilometres north of Collinsville in North Queensland, which is situated half way between Mackay and Townsville. The project has a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Queensland government and is also receiving $9.5 million in grant funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

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Untangling a tricky fibre optic challenge in Darwin

Untangling a tricky fibre optic challenge in Darwin

Nilsen was invited to partner with the Power and Water Authority in bringing new Single Mode Optical Fibre (SMOF) to the Northern Territory government. This was no small task, considering that it meant designing, surveying, and installing 43km of fibre optic cable.

The trenching and earth works began in January, but nobody had anticipated that it would be one of the wettest seasons ever recorded, which made the work more difficult. In addition, Nilsen were asked to hand over 70% of the network to Optus one month earlier than originally intended. Fortunately, with some careful re-planning, and workers rotating on 3 8-hour shifts (to splice a 24 hour day), Nilsen were able to make it happen.

Meanwhile in the Darwin CBD, 144 core fibres were laid within high voltage underground tunnels and ducts. To keep disruption to a minimum, all cable installation was done at night time – and of course, in the rain!

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