Quanta Power Australia (QPA) provides safe engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for comprehensive infrastructure needs in the power and renewable industry sectors.
QPA draws on the resources of its specialist entities to deliver the efficiencies through one powerful company. Our globally skilled team has the knowledge and expertise to handle the full spectrum of large, complex infrastructure projects.
We have the people to deploy to ensure project success. We deliver optimal value through innovation and proven execution methods developed and tested on previous large projects.
Established to execute large high voltage EPC projects in Australia as its core mandate, QPA completes projects though the integration of the specialised capabilities and resources of existing Quanta Services Operating Units into a project team. This team is managed by a dedicated QPA management team with the full support of our parent company, Quanta Services Inc.
These four core Operating Units, are wholly owned subsidiaries of Quanta Services. Our shared ownership ensures our clients receive the benefit of our collective expertise seamlessly. This means no margin on margin and efficiencies in management structure that you would normally expect from a single organisation, but in a culture where they are all specialist experts in their fields.
HIGH VOLTAGE SOLUTIONS
As a trusted partner to Australia’s largest renewable and power transmission utility companies, CPP delivers successful, large-scale projects including battery infrastructure, solar and wind farms, and high voltage transmission substations. Since 1996, CPP has delivered over 250 infrastructure projects providing a full turnkey solution from conceptual design through to final commissioning by bringing together experienced engineers, designers, project managers and construction personnel.
CUSTOMER FOCUSSED PROJECT MANAGERS
Nacap provides engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for large scale pipeline, facilities and wind farm projects in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Nacap is customer focused and driven to provide best for project outcomes. Nacap has successfully delivered complex, infrastructure projects in oil and gas, mining, water and renewables industries for over 30 years.
Valard Construction has 40 years of experience providing EPC and maintenance services to the transmission, distribution, substation, foundation, telecommunication and renewable energy sectors. Valard is distinguished by our commitment to safety, environmental responsibility and community stewardship. By 2014, Valard had a workforce of 3000+ and in 2015 Valard was awarded the largest engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) electric transmission project ever awarded in North America (the Fort McMurray West 500 kV Transmission Project). The Valard Group of Companies has grown to include 11 brands – and continues to grow and expand their suite of services and their geographic reach.
LARGEST FLEET IN AUSTRALIA
Transmission and Distribution Networks
Quanta Lines are specialists in the design, construction, and maintenance of transmission and distribution powerlines. They work for utilities, renewable developers and owners, mining and industrial clients. Quanta Lines is uniquely positioned to self-perform their work, with Australia’s largest fleet of specialized equipment in the industry.
GOVERNANCE AND LEADERSHIP
Charles was formerly the President of Consolidated Power Projects, having started the company over 30 years ago. In 2017 he took on the new role as President, QPA and will work closely with the governance team to formulate and develop the best for project strategy in tackling major power projects. Charles has skills in the engineering and construction of high voltage power systems, business development, and general business management.
Barkley brings a wealth of experience and successful project completion and operations management with him. In his most recent role as COO for the Valard Group, Barkley secured and then completed the record-breaking WFMAC Project, the largest engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) electric transmission project ever awarded in North America. Barkley’s three decades of experience in the powerline industry started at McGregor Construction, where he fulfilled several different roles, most recently as President, from 2011 – 2014. Barkley has worked on numerous EPC substation, transmission and distribution projects. His experience in the field has helped Barkley refine his expertise at managing and connecting the two components of every successful project; the design and the execution.
Barkley AdamsVALARD PRESIDENT & CEO
Matthew O’Connell has over 30 years’ experience in the delivery of infrastructure projects across power, renewables, oil and gas, water and mining projects in Australia and internationally in PNG, Singapore and Myanmar. He is a highly respected leader with global executive reporting accountability. He has a wealth of experience in contract/commercial management, project development, estimating, project management, procurement, logistics and industrial relations. Also a trusted client advisor and skilled commercial manager, Matthew has successfully implemented best for project execution strategies for projects ranging from USD2m to USD500m+.
Matthew O’ConnellNACAP PRESIDENT
Dave has been with CPP since 2004 in a range of roles and was appointed to the position of President in 2017. He is responsible for planning and guiding the ongoing success of the Company. Dave has more than 25 years in the electrical industry with a focus on power systems. Key to Dave’s success is his long-term and trusted relationships with clients in the utility sectors and understanding their needs to deliver successful outcomes.
Dave EvansCONSOLIDATED POWER PROJECTS PRESIDENT
VICTORIAN DESALINATION PLANT | WONTHAGGI TO BERWICK
Engineering, procurement and construction, including 87km of underground HVAC trefoil power supply representing one of the longest buried cables of its size ever buried on land.
Eastern Alberta Transmission Line (500kV)
500kV DC transmission line, spanning 485km. Four-bundle 1590kcmil ACSR. OPGW & OHGW strung across entire line.
220kV/66kV Silverton Wind Farm Substation
Substation and overhead line engineering, procurement, construction, test and commissioning.
220kV/66kV Deer Park Terminal Station
Substation engineering, procurement, construction, test and commission.
Fort McMurray West 500kV Transmission Project
Engineering, Procurement, Construction