Banda Group International, LLC

Third-Party Sourcing for Operations & Management of Luz Del Norte Photovoltaic Power Plant

LOCATION: ATACAMA REGION, CHILE

CLIENT: FIRST SOLAR, INC.

BGI was tasked to support First Solar in obtaining qualified third parties in the Atacama Region and surrounding areas as necessary to support the operations and maintenance of the Luz Del Norte Photovoltaic Power Plant. BGI developed scopes of work for different vendor disciplines, established a minimum qualifications criteria checklist, and created a potential list of vendors. BGI then conducted preliminary evaluations to vet and rank potential subcontractors with specialties in:

  • Electrical including high voltage work, substations, electrical testing, line work, solar module replacement, and transformers
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)/Data Acquisition System (DAS)/ Smart Grid Interface (SGI) 
  • Data and telecommunications 
  • Closed Circuit TV (CCTV)
  • Confined space
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing
  • Well/pump/septic
  • General building maintenance
  • Crane, rigging, forklift, and flatbeds
  • Erosion control
  • Weed abatement
  • Excavation
  • Road maintenance
  • Dust control
  • Fence and gate repair
  • Pest control
  • General contracting