Chichester Solar Farm

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Project Overview

The Chichester Solar Farm supports the power infrastructure for Fortescue Metals Group Christmas Creek and Cloudbreak mining operations, and the neighbouring Roy Hill mine. AK Evans was engaged to undertake the civil works for the new solar farm, working across multiple mine sites and adhering to each stakeholder’s individual protocols.

Project Scope

Clearing ~140 hectares
/  Construction of all roads and substation benches, across 3 mine sites
/  70,000 sqm of hardstand for the panel installation
/  Clearing and construction of access tracks
/  Clearing and construction of all transmission line pads
/  Load and haul of select materials from various borrow pits

Location

Pilbara, WA

Client

Downer + FMG

Completion

Jun 2021