Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park (PAREP) is Iberdrola’s first renewable energy park in Australia.

When built, the facility will be a 317MW hybrid wind-solar project located about eight kilometres south-east of Port Augusta, in the state of South Australia, in the coastal region that borders the south of the Flinders Ranges.

The site, which will cover an area of approximately 5,400 hectares, is located on either side of the A1 Princes Highway.

Construction of PAREP  Рwhich got the green light in 2019 Рbegan in 2020 and will combine wind power generation with solar photovoltaic, reaching a total installed capacity of 317MW.

The project consists of the installation of 50 x 4.2MW wind turbines at a wind farm of 210MW and a fixed solar photovoltaic field of 107MW of installed power.

PAREP will take advantage of the strong solar radiation in Port Augusta and the area’s usual high daytime wind resource (the winds in this area are stronger later in the day).

The generated energy will be exported to the Davenport Substation, approximately four kilometres away from this new project, through a 275KV connection.

CIVILZONE were engaged by STE solutions to complete the following scope of works. These works allowed for the installation of the cable between new and old substations for the 275KV connection.

  • Detailed excavation with in the Davenport Substation
  • Earthworks
  • Pavements
  • Service relocations and cable haul
  • Installation of steel frames
  • Installation of new pit and pipe
  • Assist with installation of 275KV cable