Case Study: Stanwell Southern Renewables Zone & Central Renewables Zone Battery Projects

26 Oct 2023

Key issues

Stanwell Corporation wanted to procure two 150MW / 300MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) projects, delivered under a traditional EPC contract.

A small number of specialist OEMs dominated the Australian market for BESS projects, who wanted to be engaged on a “supply only” basis, and the balance of plant works to be undertaken by other contractors.

However, engineering contractors were seeking to enter the BESS project sector, and would be willing to provide an EPC-style wrap, and act as a “system integrator”.

Our solution

We worked with Stanwell to develop a three-stage procurement process (including early contractor involvement) to maximise engagement with all segments of the market. The projects received significant interest from international OEMs, and both local and international electricity infrastructure contractors.

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