Concentrated solar thermalProject RayGen Solar Power Plant Demonstration
This lessons learnt report covers knowledge gained during the construction phase of RayGen’s Solar Power Plant demonstration project.
Skilled tradespeople are highly sought after in regions outside of capital cities due to remoteness/ small population bases, and limited competition. Large construction projects can often consume all immediate local resources. During the pandemic this became even further constrained due to absenteeism and a short-term lull-to-boom in construction projects.
RayGen engaged primarily localised contractors and resource pools to maximise value to the local community, but once the local construction boom occurred the need for resources became highly competitive, and the workforce dwindled for other competing projects.
The lesson learned was that engaging with local contractors that have reach to other (e.g. multi-region or city-based contract) resource pools is critical to ensuring a resilient and stable workforce.