Narromine Shire Council staff were recently invited to undertake an inspection of the growing Dubbo Solar Hub facility that is being developed in Narromine on Eumungerie Road. The Solar Farm being developed by Neoen and constructed by Bouygues Construction Australia is well on its way to completion with the piles now in place that hold the solar panels and trenching continuing for the cables which will eventually provide the connection point to the State's electricity grid.
General Manager of Narromine Shire Council commented that it is "great to see new business opportunities being taken up within the Shire with the contribution to local employment during the construction phase very welcome".
It is expected that up to 11Mw of power will be generated on this 25Ha site once completed and is one of four sites that are being developed in regional New South Wales by Neoen at this time. Construction costs are expected to be $17,000,000 for the Narromine site.
Civil and Electrical Foreman, Chris Rowland outlined that to this point there had been no major hold ups with construction and that the facility was due for completion in the second half of the year.
The Photo enclosed shows Narromine Shire Council's Manager of Planning, Melissa Ward, Manager Health, Building & Environmental Services, Guy Marchant and General Manager, Jane Redden. Bouygues Civil and Electrical Foreman, Chris Rowland showed Council's representatives around the site