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18th January 2021
JA Martin Electrical Completes the Molong Solar Farm

JA Martin Electrical has recently completed all electrical works for the 39 MWdc Molong Solar Farm near the town of Molong in New South Wales.

Energised in late November, the Molong Solar Farm will generate approximately 78,000 MWh of clean energy per year, enough to power 11,000 homes. The project will displace over 53,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually, the equivalent of taking 10,500 gasoline cars off the road. With the conclusion of construction at Molong, J.A. Martin has now completed works on over 150 MWdc of solar farms in Australia over the past 3 years.

Phil Lowbridge, General Manager of JA Martin Electrical, said, “JA Martin is proud to have successfully completed another large solar farm project in partnership with GRS, and to have reached yet another milestone for our solar business. We look forward to continued growth in this area as we build on our relationship with GRS and strengthen our position as a leading provider of solar solutions in Australia.”


16th October 2020
Matt Tassell Wins Apprentice Of The Year

We are excited to announce that Matt Tassell has taken out the 2020 NSW & ACT Group Training Apprentice Of The Year award.

The Apprentice Employment Network NSW & ACT conducts the Group Training Awards to recognise outstanding achievement in the vocational education and training sector.

Matt excelled during his time as an apprentice and has now progressed to a tradesman within our Projects branch, where he continues his commitment to strive and perform at a high level on all the work he undertakes.

Congratulations Matt on an outstanding achievement. Read more…


20th August 2020
JA Martin Electrical Awarded Contract For Carroll Cotton’s New Cotton Gin Facility

JA Martin Electrical is excited to announce that they have been awarded the contract by Carroll Cotton Co to complete the electrical design engineering, switchboards, switchroom and installation at Carroll Cotton’s new cotton gin facility, located in the Upper Namoi Valley of New South Wales.

The AUD$20 million gin project, of which the J.A. Martin electrical works contract is a significant proportion, is expected to be completed by the start of the next ginning season in March 2021. The new cotton gin will have capacity to produce 100,000 tonnes of cotton annually – about 10% of Australia’s total crop.

With a proven history of delivering advanced, reliable and functional cotton gins, we look forward to working with Carroll Cotton to deliver another first-class installation.

This contract further solidifies J.A. Martin’s position as a leading provider of electrical and solar projects servicing the Australian agriculture industry.

 


3rd July 2020
JA Martin Electrical Awarded Contract For 39 MWdc Molong Solar Farm

JA Martin Electrical has recently been awarded a contract to complete all electrical works for the 39 MWdc Molong Solar Farm, located 40 kilometres northwest of the town of Orange in New South Wales. The project will be the second Australian solar farm completed by JA Martin in partnership with lead contractor Grupo Gransolar (“GRS”).

Expected to be energised later this year, the Molong Solar Farm will generate enough clean energy to power nearly 11,000 homes and avoid over 53,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. About 160 local jobs will be created during construction of the facility.

Phil Lowbridge, General Manager of JA Martin, said, “JA Martin is very pleased to have been awarded this contract for the Molong Solar Farm. We look forward to working once again with GRS to deliver another world-class solar farm, and to support infrastructure growth and economic recovery in regional New South Wales.”

 


1st June 2020
JA Martin Electrical Completes 89 MWdc Solar Farm

JA Martin Electrical has recently completed all electrical works for the 89 MWdc Goonumbla Solar Farm near the town of Parkes in New South Wales, the city made famous for broadcasting images of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The project was completed in partnership with lead contractor Grupo Gransolar (“GRS”), a leading Solar EPC contractor at an international level.

Energised earlier this month, the Goonumbla project will generate approximately 195,000 MWh of clean energy per year, enough to power 45,000 homes and avoid 140,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. Electricity produced by the project will be sold under a power purchase agreement with Australian Federal government-owned generator and retailer Snowy Hydro Limited.

Phil Lowbridge, General Manager of JA Martin, said, “Goonumbla represents the largest solar project that we have completed works on to date. We’re very excited to achieve this milestone and look forward to continuing to grow both our relationship with GRS and our position as a leading solar solutions provider in Australia.”

 


12th October 2018
Matt Hayes Wins Apprentice Of The Year

Matt Hayes has taken out the 2018 NSW & ACT Group Training Apprentice Of The Year award. The Apprentice Employment Network NSW & ACT conducts the Group Training Awards to recognise outstanding achievement in the vocational education and training sector. The awards reward and honour the achievements of apprentices, trainees, host employers and group training organisations. Well done Matt – this is an outstanding achievement.



13th October 2017
JA Martin Wins Apprentice Employment Network Large Host Of The Year

JA Martin has taken out the Large Host Employer Of The Year award at the annual Apprentice Employment Network awards held at Dockside in Darling Harbour. Read more…

 


11th October 2017
JA Martin Wins Novaskill Large Host Of The Year

JA Martin Electrical has been named Large Host Employer Of The Year at the annual Novaskill awards held at South Newcastle Leagues Club. JA Martin was also well represented in the Apprentice Of The Year stakes with both Matt Tassell and Matt Hayes nominated as finalists. Well done all round!

 


16th August 2017
Phil Lowbridge Takes On The Role Of General Manager

Phil Lowbridge is now the General Manager of JA Martin Electrical. With 31 years’s experience in JA Martin in switchboard manufacture, engineering and project management Phil is also the driving force behind our initiatives into the large scale solar market. Phil replaces Dave Priestley who stepped down in August after 12 years in the role. Dave remains with JA Martin in the capacity of Commercial Manager.