GNX Appoints UGL as Jemalong Preferred EPC Contractor
Sydney, April 23, 2019 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Genex Power Limited (ASX:GNX) (Genex or Company) is pleased to provide an update in relation to the development of the 50MW Jemalong Solar Project (JSP or Project) in New South Wales.
Preferred EPC Contractor:
Following engagement with a number of leading Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractors, Genex has appointed UGL Pty Limited (UGL) as the preferred EPC contractor for JSP. UGL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Australian publicly listed company CIMIC Group Limited (ASX:CIM), which is a world-leading infrastructure, mining, services and public private partnerships group.
UGL was responsible for the successful delivery of the 50MW Kidston Solar One Project (KS1), in addition to being selected as the Preferred EPC contractor for the Kidston Solar 2 Project (K2-Solar) under development (refer ASX announcement 12 December 2017).
Under an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) arrangement, Genex and UGL will work together to finalise the EPC and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) contracts and complete the remaining development works required to reach financial close in June 2019 and commence construction in July 2019.
Project Delivery Team:
The appointment of UGL as preferred EPC Contractor finalises the strong project delivery team Genex has assembled to take the project through to completion and generation, which includes the refinancing of KS1. The delivery team is comprised of top-tier advisors, contractors and consultants who have a proven track record of project delivery in renewable energy.
Commenting on the UGL's appointment and the finalisation of the JSP project delivery team, announcement, Chief Executive Officer of Genex, James Harding stated:
"Genex is delighted with the appointment of UGL as preferred EPC Contractor for the Jemalong Project. Genex and UGL have shared a strong working partnership for several years, having successfully developed, constructed and commissioned the Kidston Solar One Project together. We look forward to continuing this relationship for the Jemalong Project.
We are also pleased to announce the finalisation of the project delivery team who will assist with the rapid development of the Jemalong Project. Genex has selected a top-tier project delivery consortium, with each member providing a specialised skillset supported by a solid track record of project delivery experience in the renewable energy sector. We look forward to working with all members of the delivery team as we finalise the remaining project components, including the refinancing of KS1, and look to achieve financial close in June 2019."
About Genex Power Ltd
Genex Power Limited (ASX:GNX) is focused on developing a portfolio of renewable energy generation and storage projects across Australia. The Company's flagship Kidston Clean Energy Hub, located in north Queensland, will integrate large-scale solar generation with pumped storage hydro. The Kidston Clean Energy Hub is comprised of the operating 50MW stage 1 Solar Project (KS1) and the 250MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project (K2-Hydro) with potential for further multi-stage wind and solar projects. The 50MW Jemalong Solar Project (JSP) is located in NSW and provides geographical diversification to the Genex Power Limited portfolio. JSP was energised in early December 2020 and commissioning is now underway. Genex is further developing its energy storage portfolio via the early stage development of a 50MW/75MWh standalone battery energy storage system at Bouldercombe in Queensland. With over 400MW of renewable energy and storage projects in development, Genex is well placed as Australia's leading renewable energy and storage company.
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