Bomen Solar Farm Newsletter

Newsletter #4: Construction update

Newsletter #4: Construction hours notice

1 August 2019

Trenching and piling have recently commenced at the Bomen Solar Farm and it is expected that the first installation of panels will begin on August 23.

From August 26, the first major influx of local employees will begin working on the solar farm. The workforce will continue to grow until the end of September when there will be approximately 200 workers onsite, the vast majority of whom will be local.

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and the Environment recently granted an extension to construction hours on Saturdays to allow general works to be extended from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. until November 16. This will not include piling.

Thank you to all those neighbours who supported this application. The boundary areas and some internal spaces have been sprayed and prepared for landscape planting. The planting of the 5,000 seedlings will commence on August 19.

Read the full newsletter here: Newsletter #4, August 2019

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Bomen Solar Farm newsletter #3 – Commencement of Construction

Newsletter #3: Commencement of Construction

13 May 2019

Construction at Bomen Solar Farm is due to commence shortly and the principal contractor, Beon Energy Solutions, will be undertaking preparation works in the coming weeks. Site preparation will include the establishment of site amenities and laydown areas, construction of site entrances on Trahairs Road, vegetation removal, ripping for landscaping preparation and other activities such as fencing. Towards the end of June, earthworks and trenching activities will begin. The construction and commissioning programme is scheduled to take less than 12 months with commercial operations due to commence in Q2 2020. The timeline below gives more detail on the construction programme.

Contractor Enquiries

Beon Energy Solutions is in the process of procuring a range of goods and services for the construction of Bomen Solar Farm. If you are interested in opportunities during the construction phase, and haven’t already registered your details, please visit the project website to submit a contractor enquiry form.

Read the Bomen Solar Farm Update here (Newsletter #3, May 2019).

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Bomen Solar Farm Newsletter #1

Bomen Solar Farm Newsletter #1

1 March 2018

Welcome to the first newsletter of the Bomen Solar Farm – a proposed 120 megawatt (MW) solar farm located on land zoned for industrial use, 7 km north-east of the city of Wagga Wagga.

The farm will be situated on approximately 250 hectares of land zoned for industrial use, and if approved should produce sufficient electricity to power approximately 35,000 Australian homes over the course of a year.

The solar farm will consist of photovoltaic (PV) modules mounted on a single axis tracking structure will follow the sun from east to west each day. The tracking structure will be mounted on piles that are screwed or driven into the ground. Underground cabling will connect the modules to power conversion stations containing electrical switchgear, inverters and transformers. These stations will then connect to the existing North Wagga substation near the site. The solar panels are designed to reduce reflection and absorb sunlight with minimal glare.

A number of specialist studies have been completed and include biodiversity, flooding and hydrology, cultural heritage, bushfire, visual amenity, noise and vibration, soils, contamination, waste, utilities, socio-economic, trafffic land use, air quality and electromagnetic fields. These all form part of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will be submitted with the planning application to the DP&E.

Download Bomen Solar Farm Newsletter #1March 2018 Newsletter here.

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