17 October 2017

BMD delivers key solar infrastructure in Indigenous community

BMD, together with Conergy Australia, has successfully completed the construction of a solar facility in the remote Indigenous community of Nauiyu (Daly River) located 220 kilometres south-west of Darwin. The Solar Energy Transformation (SETuP) program is managed by Power and Water and jointly funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Northern Territory Government. The program aims to transform the way power is delivered to remote Indigenous communities throughout the Northern Territory by incorporating solar power to reduce reliance on diesel. The project, which has allowed for production of clean energy to meet 50% of the community’s annual electricity needs, was completed on time, on budget and with zero lost time or recordable injuries. BMD is experienced working in regional and remote areas, and within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and during construction the team engaged and maintained an Indigenous workforce of 50%. Cultural awareness training was also implemented and undertaken by 100% of project employees, demonstrating BMD’s commitment to moving towards reconciliation as outlined in our Reconciliation Action Plan released earlier this year.

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