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Ararat Wind Farm

Ararat Wind Farm Pty Ltd

1. General Project Details

Company name: Ararat Wind Farm Pty Ltd.

Description of the project: Ararat Wind Farm.

Estimated project value:  $411,042,241.

Project location: Ararat, Victoria.

Link to project information: http://www.ararat-windfarm.com/.

Project contact for procurement information: Mark Campigli, +61 447 249 190, mark.campigli@downergroup.com, mark.campigli@downergroup.com.

2. Opportunities for Australian industry involvement

List of goods and services to be procured for the project and the expected opportunity for industry participation
Opportunities for Australian suppliers
Opportunities for overseas suppliers
Wind Turbine Generators
No
Yes
Wind Turbine Support towers
Yes
Yes
Design Services
Yes
No
Bulk Earthworks
Yes
No
Concrete Supply
Yes
No
Reinforcing Steel supply
Yes
Yes
Hold down bolt supply
Yes
Yes
Civil construction
Yes
No
Trenching and cable laying
Yes
No
HV & MV electrical equipment supply
Yes
Yes
HV transmission line construction
Yes
No
Building construction
Yes
No
Logistics services
Yes
No
Cranage and erection
Yes
No

Disclaimer: The information provided in the table above is based on an initial assessment by the company. Any questions or issues should be raised with the project contact.

3. Communication Strategy

  • ​Utilise the Industry Capability Network.
  • Dedicated website for project with contact portal for businesses interested in project work.
  • Advertising in local media for expressions of interest.
  • Details of the project timeline and tender packages for all project goods and services with opportunities for Australian suppliers will be released through the AWF website and media outlets.
  • Bi-monthly community liaison meetings.
  • Press releases of significant Project opportunities.

4. Opportunities through all tiers of supply and in all stages of the project

  • ​Specifications based on Australian, ISO and IEC standards.
  • Supplier/subcontractor assessments based on capability, value and total product offering.
  • Equal opportunity for all tenderers to review and responds to tenders.

5. Opportunities for longer-term participation

  • Australian suppliers recommended to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme for advice and support.
  • AWF will facilitate training in wind engineering for 2 graduates for the next five years.
  • Feedback to successful and unsuccessful suppliers will be given.
  • Active searching for new suppliers.
  • References provided for service providers on request.
  • AWF will contract Australian suppliers to become Asset managers.

6. Procedures and Resources

  • AWF has a formal plan for Australian industry participation.
  • AWF contract instruments include specific obligations for enabling Australian industry participation and compliance with AWF’s AIP plan.
  • AWF collects data and reports on AIP compliance monthly.