Monday, May 20, 2024

Perth contractor wins $160m Collie battery contract

Energy Minister Reece Whitby.

Synergy has awarded SCEE Electrical a $160 million contract to undertake civil, electrical and major equipment installation works for the Collie Battery Energy Storage System.

The works will include installing and commissioning about 640 battery container units, 160 inverters and 220 kilometres of high-voltage cabling, as well as managing a laydown facility at the Port of Bunbury.

CBESS1, which will have a 500 megawatt/2000 megawatt hour capacity, will be one of the biggest in the world when complete, and is scheduled to come online in late-2025.

“This contract will mean more jobs for Western Australians and be of great benefit to the local economy,” said Energy Minister, Reece Whitby.

“Synergy’s Collie battery will be a major piece of infrastructure when complete and will play a critical role in Western Australia achieving net zero emissions by 2050.”

The project is expected to create up to 500 jobs at the peak of construction.

CBESS1 is the third battery being delivered by Synergy on behalf of the State Government, with Kwinana Battery Stage One already operating and Kwinana Battery Stage Two under construction and due for completion later this year.

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