Introduction

Stockyard Hill Wind Farm is a nominal 532 MW wind farm.

Construction of the wind farm incorporates a diverse range of activities, including manufacture, delivery and erection of 149 3.x MW wind turbine generators, bulk earthworks and internal road construction (approx. 110km), public road modifications, construction of wind turbine foundations (inclusive of concrete, reinforcing steel & hold down assemblies), trenching and laying cable for underground electrical reticulation systems, substation construction (inclusive of power transformers, switchyard, electrical protection systems, switchrooms & substation automation system), high voltage export transmission line, lattice tower meteorological monitoring masts, construction of operations facility buildings and associated consulting services (environmental, geotechnical, design).

The project will be executed via a turn key EPC (Engineer Procure Construct) carried out by Goldwind Australia Pty Ltd who will be responsible for 2 main workstreams; 1) Supply and Install of Wind Turbines, and 2) Balance of Plant or BoP (roads, on site electrical etc). The BoP workstream has been subcontracted to SNC Lavalin – WBHO (joint venture) who will in turn sub-contract out various work packages. The project is expected to be connected to the electricity grid by Q2 of 2019 with all turbines operational by the end of Q1 2020.  Work shall be carried out according to the general prequalification criteria and standards noted below.

Supplier Database

Suppliers interested to register their interest in SHWF and that have not already done so via either the the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm or the Moorabool Wind Farm ICN gateway pages (which were active in Q4 2017 and Q1 2018) are welcome to make contact with Stockyard Hill Wind Farm on 1800 753 730 or by email to stockyard@goldwindaustralia.com.   SHWF maintains a database of over 1,000 supplies who have already registered with the project in the following categories and we provide this database to the key Contractors involved with the project on a regular basis.:

The Following Work Packages (<$1 Million):

Any Other

Arborists         

Bin/Skip Supply

Building contractor (operations and maintenance buildings)     

Civil construction of onsite roads, crane hardstands and foundations           

Cleaning Services

Concrete Supply

Diesel supply for machinery

Earth moving and construction equipment                     

Electrical Wholesalers

Fencing Contractors    

Fire alarm & Fire Extinguisher services & safety testing (test & tag)           

Formwork and steel fixing        

General Crane Hire       

Geotechnical Testing   

High Voltage Commissioning and safety testing

Hire Equipment

Hospitality: Events, Functions and Catering, and Accommodation           

Household/Office Furniture and Appliance Providers    

Landscape Designers and Landscape Contractors                          

Low Voltage Electrical Works   

Moorabool Wind Farm - Any Other Opportunities         

Plumbing Works                         

Quarry Products                         

Roads

Scrap metal dealers     

Security Services

Sign writers and signage supplies           

Surveying Services       

Toilet pump out services          

Training, Occupational Health & Safety & First Aid         

Vehicle and 4X4 hire   

Waste collection and toxic substance removal

Water carting services

Major subcontracts / suppliers

The Following Work Packages (>$1 Million):

Building Construction

Bulk Earthworks

Civil Construction

Concrete Supply

Cranage and Erection

Design Services

Hold Down Bolt Supply

HV and MV Electrical Equipment Supply

HV Transmission Line Construction

Logistics Services

Reinforcing Steel Supply

Trenching and Cable Laying

Wind Turbine Support Towers

Contact details for Key Procurement Officers are:

Stockyard Hill Wind Farm – Justin Howes - 1800 753 730 - stockyard@goldwindaustralia.com

Goldwind Australia – – Andrew Monahan - 03 9912 7824 -  stockyard@goldwindaustralia.com

BOP Procurement - SNC Lavalin-WBHO Joint Venture -  Ronan Dunne - 03 9600 3655 - stockyard@goldwindaustralia.com

General prequalification criteria

As noted in the Introduction section above Stockyard Hill Wind Farm will be constructed 2 main workstreams; 1) Supply and Install of Wind Turbines, and 2) Balance of Plant or BoP (roads, on site electrical etc). Prior to engagement, companies will be required to complete a detailed prequalification approval according to the requirements of the hiring company.  However, all suppliers shall meet the following general requirements:

Health and Safety:

Stockyard Hill Wind Farm and is committed to ensuring a safe work environment for our workers, contractors, visitor and associated stakeholders under the management and control of SHWF and GWA as out Principal EPC Contractor.  This ongoing commitment aims to ensure as a priority the prevention and elimination of workplace injury and illness where practicable, along with the overall reduction of potential risk exposure for the community and public, where our activities may impact.  All suppliers to SHWF shall be expected to adhere strictly to Health and Safety protocols and procedures and attend all required inductions, toolbox meetings and training.

Workmanship:

It is expected that all suppliers to the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm project must continually evaluate the quality of their performance and understand the standards against which that quality will be measured in order to comply with their obligations under their respective contracts.   Workmanship is expected to be undertaken in a professional, systematic and cost-effective manner and showcase best practice within the renewable energy market.

Environmental:

Stockyard Hill Wind Farm is committed to protection of the natural environment and to actively demonstrate leadership throughout the organisation to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment.  All suppliers will be expected to be familiar with and comply with the Construction Environmental Management Plan that has been approved by the Victorian Minster for the Environment for the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm project where it applies to the work that they will be performing. 

Work standards

All project work shall comply with applicable local codes and standards, including, but not limited to the relevant standards and codes of practice of the Standards Association of Australia or where relevant local standards and codes of practice do not exist the relevant standards and codes of practice of the, IEC or ISO. All suppliers shall, as part of the Contractor’s Documentation provide a list of Applicable Standards as identified by the Contractor as being relevant to the Works.

The Works shall comply with all applicable industry codes, including, but not limited to the following:

AS 1012 Methods of testing concrete   

AS 1275 Metric screw threads for fasteners      

AS 1319 Safety signs for the occupational environment

AS 1379 Specification and supply of concrete   

AS 1429.1        

AS 1470

AS 1554 Structural steel welding Set

AS 1554.3        

AS 1657 Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders - Design, construction and installation

AS 1735

AS 1768           

AS 1824           

AS 2067           

AS 2067 Substations and high voltage installations exceeding 1 kV a.c.           

AS 2865 Confined spaces          

AS 2870           

AS 3000 Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)  

AS 3008.1.1     

AS 3600           

AS 4142.3        

AS 4325.1        

AS 4702           

AS 5000.1        

AS 5100           

AS 60076         

AS 60529-2004 Degrees of Protection provided by enclosure    

AS 61000         

AS 62040 Uninterruptible power systems (UPS)

AS 62271         

AS ISO 10002-2006 Customer satisfaction - Guidelines for complaints handling in organizations

AS/ACIF Standard S009

AS/NZS 1170 Structural design actions

AS/NZS 1768   

AS/NZS 1891 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices

AS/NZS 2312:2002 Guide to the protection of structural steel against atmospheric corrosion by the use of protective coatings

AS/NZS 3000 Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules) 

AS/NZS 4488   

AS/NZS 4671   

AS/NZS 4671 Steel Reinforcing Materials           

AS/NZS 4672   

AS/NZS 4672 Steel Prestressing Materials         

AS/NZS 4801   

ASTM C109MAustralian Certification Authority for Reinforcing Steels Ltd (ACRS)       

DNVGL-ST-0126 (2016) Support Structures for wind turbines    

EC 61400-12-1

ENA EN1-2006 Substation Earthing Guide         

HB100(CJC4)   

IEC 60287                       

IEC 60287-3-2 Economic Optimisation of Power Cable Size         

IEC 61400-1 Wind Turbines

IEC 62035-3     

IEC 62305        

IEC61400-12-1 Ed 1.0

ISO 12944 Paints and varnishes - Corrosion protection of steel structures by protective paint systems Set of Standards

ISO 14001        

ISO 9000          

National Construction Code (of Australia)         

National Electricity Rules