The Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park (PAREP) is a combined wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) hybrid project. It is one of the new breeds of renewable projects designed to provide predictable power more uniformly across the day, and when complete will be one of the southern hemisphere’s largest hybrid renewable power stations.

Located approximately 8 km south-east of Port Augusta in South Australia, the project will occupy approximately 5,400 hectares of land running from Port Paterson in the north, to Winninowie in the south and span the A1 Augusta Highway.

PAREP is 100% owned by Iberdrola Renewables Australia with support from DP Energy who is the original developer of the site.

It will comprise of 50 wind turbines and 250,000 solar modules together with associated infrastructure, to produce a total installed capacity of almost 320 megawatts (MW) of clean renewable energy. A new 275kV substation and export cable will connect the project into the South Australian transmission network via Davenport substation.

Once in commercial operation, PAREP will generate clean electricity for around 25 years prior to being either decommissioned or redeveloped.

CIVILZONE were engaged by multiple lead contractors on site to undertake the following works:

  • Earthworks
  • Pavements
  • Road construction
  • Installation of inverter pads
  • Detail excavation for inverter stations
  • Trenching for multiple cabling installation