In early September 2020, the Far West Coast township of Streaky Bay saw the first DRASOL team members arrive to commence construction works at the new Streaky Bay Solar Farm.
As well as carrying out multiple work packages, DRASOL were engaged by the EPC contractor to provide WHS & Site Management services for the entirety of the build programme.
Site Management responsibilities included:
- Mobilisation and setup of site amenities
- Daily pre-starts and Site Inductions
- Excavation, Hot Works and Electrical Isolation Permit-to-Work system
- WHS and Environmental management plans
- Site audits, inspections and change management
- Logistics, procurement and scheduling
- Upkeep of site amenities including temporary power and water supply, waste management and disposal and hygiene
Civil works included the following:
- Construction of site access, temporary lay-down areas and permanent access roads
- Base prep for switchgear and inverter foundations, including precast concrete support pads
- Trenching and conduit install for DC electrical
- HV trenching to SAPN point-of-connection
The site was geotechnically challenging, requiring 1.1km of trenching through weathered rock to meet the design requirements, with over 800 tons of excess material being donated to the local quarry.
Once completed, the site will generate 3.4 MW of power, with the City of Adelaide being a major customer. This will help contribute to Adelaide City Council’s goal of being the first council in South Australia to cover its operations with 100% renewable energy.
|Streaky Bay, South Australia
|Site earthworks, services trenches, site management
|October 2020 – May 2021