“We are proud to continue our work with FRV, contributing to Australia’s renewable future through the development of solar farms throughout Australia,” said Rob Hamilton, Senior Engineer. “Our energy specialists partner with our clients throughout the project process to optimise outcomes while minimising and mitigating project delivery risks.”
The Winton Solar Farm is being delivered to support the Victorian government’s Renewable Energy Targets (VRET). It will be one of the largest solar farms to be delivered with bi-facial PV modules in Australia, and the largest semi-scheduled solar farm participating in the National Electricity Market to utilise string inverters. Together, these technologies represent an innovative step towards maximising energy production per hectare, which in turn maximises plant availability and plant flexibility.
Our scope of work as Owner’s Engineer includes technical support, planning and project management support, detailed design review, generator registration support and construction and commissioning support services.
SMEC is a key provider of technical and engineering services on major solar farm projects across Australia, with a successful track record in the development of over 6.4GW worth of utility-scale solar farms in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
The Tbilisi Development Fund has engaged SMEC to develop the Dighomi floodplain rehabilitation strategy. The Dighomi Floodplain is an area of special conservation interest, which includes riparian forest, protected Otter habitat and other unique flora and fauna ecosystems that have been assessed as critical by the International Finance Corporate Performance Standard.
SMEC has been contracted by Electricidade De Timor-Leste (EDTL) for the role of Project Supervision Consultants for the Power Distribution Modernisation Project in Timor-Leste. Supported by a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the project aims to assist EDTL in modernising the country’s power distribution system and strengthening institutional capacity.
Geotechnics will play a key role in helping our society achieve a safe, prosperous and sustainable future. Recent droughts have resulted in a need for more dam design and construction. Recent rainfall has resulted in extensive slop failures impacting our roads, rail and urban infrastructure. Energy transformation is driving large scale solar, wind and pumped hydro construction. These projects will all require geotechnical input to future plan for our communities.
Richard Parsons, one of SMEC’s key leaders in Social Value and Engagement is presenting on their technical paper ‘Considering Social Impact Assessment from a public interest perspective - some critical questions’ at the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand 2023 Impact Assessment Symposium in Canberra.