GenusPlus (ASX:GNP) has been awarded a contract by state-owned Synergy to perform the civil and electrical balance of plant works (BOP works) for the KBESS2 250 MVA/1000 MWh battery storage facility in Kwinana, Western Australia.
The national essential power and communications infrastructure provider says the contract, awarded by Western Australia’s largest energy retailer and generator, is worth about $90 million and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2024.
The BOP works for the battery energy storage system will include all works and services required to complete the civil and structural works; precast and in-situ concrete culverts for cable trenches; earthing system; firewater ring main, reticulation and hydrant system; foundations and concrete pavement; installation and commissioning of battery container units; installation and commissioning of Power Conversion Systems (PCS); installation and commissioning auxiliary substations, among other works.
Genus Managing Director David Riches says he welcomes the opportunity to support Synergy in leading WA’s transition to a cleaner, more reliable, and more affordable energy system.
The selection of Genus for the work follows on from the work the company performed at KBESS1.
The project is part of the Western Australia state government’s decarbonisation strategy, including its commitment to retire state-owned coal power stations by 2030.
KBESS2 will support the ongoing growth in distributed solar generation and the connection of large-scale renewable generation assets to the network.
GenusPlus is a specialist power and communications infrastructure and services provider operating across Australia. It designs, builds, and maintains electrical transmission and distribution networks, substations, and battery systems.
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