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UGL awarded Western Downs Battery project works

UGL awarded Western Downs Battery project works

CIMIC’s UGL has been awarded works for the expansion of the Western Downs Battery project in Queensland.

As an industrial sized battery energy storage system, the battery will provide grid stability by dispatching stored energy to the grid during peak times of demand.

The work, to be delivered by UGL and Tesla, will increase the Western Downs Battery installed capacity to 270 MW / 540 MWh.

The expanded battery is located alongside Neoen’s 460 MWp Western Downs solar farm and will enable stored energy to be transmitted into the electricity network from the Australian summer of 2024/2025.


 

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This works follow UGL’s announcement in January that it had been appointed to install Tesla Megapack 2XL units and the high voltage infrastructure to connect them to Neoen’s Western Downs Green Power Hub, around 250 kilometres west of Brisbane.

UGL Managing Director Doug Moss said these works add to UGL’s delivery of 13 utility scale solar farms and six large-scale battery energy storage systems.

“Construction works at the Western Downs Battery are underway and we are proud to extend this important work for our client,” Moss said.

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