Local concrete construction business Whittens has won a $15 million contract with a joint venture comprising Monadelphous Group and ZEM Energy for work at the Sapphire wind farm in New South Wales.
Whittens will build concrete bases for the wind farm as a subcontractor for Zenviron.
Sapphire is owned by funds managed by the Partners Group, while its developer, CWP Renewables, holds a minority stake.
“Building off one of Whittens’ core capabilities in concrete construction works, the contract forms an integral part of our long-term growth strategy, and keeps us on target for a successful 2016-17 year,” Whittens executive director Clayton Whitten said.
Work under the contract is expected to begin soon and be carried out throughout the year.
Zenviron was formed by Monadelphous and Zem Energy last year, and won a $430 million contract to deliver the 270 megawatt wind farm in December.
Zenviron’s share of the work for the project is estimated at 20 per cent, with Monadelphous holding a 55 per cent stake in the joint venture.