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O'Donnell Griffin has two solar wins in WA

15/03/2010

The West Australian division of engineering group O’Donnell Griffin announced today its awarding of two major solar generation contracts by SunPower Corporation in the commercial sector. Each installation is an iconic solar project for Perth Solar City, which is part of the Federal Government’s $94 million Solar Cities program.

The first contract is for the installation of a roof mounted 48.6kW grid connected solar system at Central Institute of Technology’s East Perth Campus. This will be the first iconic installation to be commissioned as part of the Perth Solar City program and will also be one of the largest single grid connected systems in Metro Perth.

As a major trainer of technicians in photovoltaic power installation systems, the Central Institute of Technology will now be able to provide the very latest in 'live' works installation training and experience in Perth.

In the second contract, also with SunPower, O’Donnell Griffin will install a roof mounted 60.3kW grid connected system of SunPower solar panels on the Midland Railway Workshops’ Foundry and Pattern Shop buildings. This will be the largest commercial solar installation in WA.

The electricity generated by the system will be distributed to the buildings in the Workshops’ creative industries precinct to run lights and equipment needed by the resident artisans.

“This important State Heritage site offers an exciting juxtaposition of old industry and renewable solar technology and will be the largest Perth Solar City iconic installation at its commissioning,” said Bob Blakiston, Managing Director for SunPower.

Each of these projects will showcase the economic and environmental benefits of wiser energy choices and will promote the Perth Solar City program.

According to O’Donnell Griffin bid leader and WA Service Manager, Mr Paul Wilson, “O’Donnell Griffin is very pleased about working with SunPower to construct these large commercial solar opportunities.

“We are proud to be part of this exciting government program to promote renewable energy in Australia.”

He said O’Donnell Griffin’s strict Health Safety Environment Community and Quality Assurance guidelines complement SunPower’s solar array solution perfectly.

Mr Wilson said O’Donnell Griffin now has dedicated teams working on renewable energy projects across every state and territory: “We are extremely proud of our contribution to ‘green’ energy solutions.”

O’Donnell Griffin is part of the Norfolk Group (ASX:NFK) of companies and is a leading engineering company nationally with involvement also in major infrastructure projects.

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