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John Holland launches energy and transmissions business

John Holland renewable energy focus.

John Holland has recently launched an energy and renewables business, with Norman Lovemore set to lead the focus.

With the Australian Government setting a target of a 43 percent reduction in emissions by 2030, the new business is expected to target the growing pipeline of renewable energy projects.

As a part of this launch, John Holland has appointed Norman Lovemore to lead the focus on the energy and transmissions markets.

Lovemore has been with John Holland for seven years and was formerly General Manager of Precontracts for its Infrastructure and Major Projects businesses. According to John Holland, Lovemore brings experience in the planning, design and delivery of complex infrastructure.


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John Holland has a history in the energy and transmission markets – starting with the original Snowy hydro scheme in the 1960’s, major transmission projects into the 2000s, and, most recently, delivering the second biggest pumped hydro plant in Australia at Kidston, west of Rockhampton, for Genex.

The December 2022 Infrastructure Australia Market Capacity Report recognises that the development of pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) is crucial to meeting the renewable energy target.

According to John Holland, its hope is to use its capability, particularly in tunnelling, civil engineering, and mechanical and electrical engineering, to win and deliver large and complex infrastructure programs for Australia in the future, including working on the nations PHES potential.

With Australia’s investment in energy infrastructure set to reach AUD $80 billion over the next 15 years, John Holland is set to take on the challenge of helping shape Australia’s renewable energy future.

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