An engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract is the most common form of contract used to commence construction works by the private sector on large-scale and complex infrastructure projects. Ultimately an EPC contract takes an initial solar project idea and turns this into a reality; effective communication and strong capabilities are vital characteristics for an EPC contractor in order to carry out the project successfully.
Our engineers are the brains behind the planning, design and implementation of all our solar projects. The engineer typically will first carry out a site assessment, and client consultation to understand if the site itself meets the requirements to successfully utilize a solar installation before continuing into the design and implementation stages. They will then agree the most effective module configuration to achieve the greatest kWh/kWp before designing the site, electrical SLD’s, and predicted production reports for our construction team to build out.
Our procurement team combine the local planning, equipment and installation requirements for each site to produce a detailed project budget and build schedule. Liaising regularly with suppliers and contractors ensures goods & services provided are cost effective and can be delivered on time. Working closely with our engineers we actively seek out new technologies and methods that have helped us to deliver ground breaking industry innovation within our parks.
We ensure quality and excellence are continuously achieved by using carefully selected suppliers and contractors for our projects. All of our solar installations have a detailed schedule planning onsite labour, resources, plant and materials. Logistics play a leading role in the construction of large scale solar projects with numerous materials being delivered in a short time frame. It is essential the Project Manager is given the support to enable materials to flow smoothly and proficiently by using clearly defined and signed access routes whilst minimising disruption to the surrounding community. Our site managers ensure that health and safety legislation is fully adhered to and build quality standards are continually monitored by our technical compliance team. Wirsol are always focused to deliver ecological enhancements and promote bio-diversity including sheep grazing at our parks, bird and bat boxes, log piles for invertebrates and bee hives.