The Bungala Solar Farm is a three-stage large scale renewable project located near Port Augusta in South Australia. The output of the first two phases is 220MW with the panels spread over a combined area of 800ha. Green Light Contracting were the EPC Contractor engaged by Enel for the engineering, procurement and construction of at least the first two phases of the project, CATCON were appointed as Balance of Plant (BoP) Subcontractor to perform the Civil and Mechanical and Electrical scopes of work.
Vermeer PD10 piling rigs were used to install the piles throughout the project, multiple teams followed installing the panel mounts, tracker mounts and panels. Vermeer Rocksaws were used to open cable trenches for cable installation which connected to pre-constructed “containerised” Power Station buildings located across the site.
Some key challenges for the project included; careful management of labour undertaking repetitive tasks in confined spaces, difficult hot and dusty conditions required constant dust suppression using water carts.
Facts & Figures:
- 120,665 tracker piles
- 9,342 module trackers
- 839,540 solar panels
- 14km of HV cable trenching
- 54 Power (Inverter) Stations