Quorn Solar Power Plant

Project Type

Civil Engineering

Project Location

Parkes, New South Wales

Project Duration

2 Months

In November 2019, Enel Green Power engaged McDowall Affleck to undertake a Hydrological/Hydraulics Study of the 470 hectares site located on Back Trundle Road, Parkes, NSW 2870, which had been identified for the development of a 96 MW solar farm. The Hydrological/Hydraulics Study is required to identify the flood risk areas within the site. McDowall Affleck’s alliance partner, Studio Techné, conducted an independent verification to validate the results of the study.

The scope of work included a Hydrological/Hydraulics study; processing of the rain date and IDF and DDF curves; producing critical hyetographs for the 1 in 100 ARI storm event and maximum flow rates captured within the site.

The project challenges required extremely tight time constraints. McDowall Affleck liaised with Studio Techné throughout the entire project allowing verification of the studies results as they were calculated.

McDowall Affleck worked with Enel Green Power and Studio Techné to produce a Hydrological/Hydraulics Study that was independently verified within the limited timeframe allowing Enel Green Power to confirm the viability of the project and include the results of the analysis in the tender package for the bidders.