Wartsila Wins Contract For Delivering Australia's Largest Energy Storage Project

Apr 21, 2023 12:13 PM ET
  • It will likely be Wartsila's biggest single energy storage deal to date.

Origin Energy has selected innovation team Wartsila as their preferred contractor to deliver energy storage solutions for Australia's largest energy storage projects in the first phase. The project in its very first phase has strategies to have 460 Megawatt (MW) and also 920 MW of energy storage systems.

These Eraring batteries will be stationed at Origin's Power Station. It will likely be Wartsila's biggest single energy storage deal to date. The order is expected to be reserved throughout the Q3 duration of 2023, while the delivery is likely to be done in between October 2023 to September 2024.

Wärtsilä Corporation, is a Finnish business with expertise in manufacturing and offering solutions to power sources as well as other equipment in the marine and also energy markets.

These batteries are readied to be connected to Australia's National Electricity Market (NEM) and also support energy safety as well as reliability in New South Wales as the infiltration of variable renewable resource supply boosts.

"With considerable solar as well as wind resources, Australia is uniquely positioned to decarbonize its energy sector rapidly. Versatile capacity, given by energy storage projects like Origin's Eraring battery or grid balancing engines, will be vital to achieving that as the share of renewables increases. The scale of this project placements Wärtsilä at the heart of that trend, delivering gigawatt-scale energy storage projects in each of our key markets around the world," claimed Håkan Agnevall, President & CEO, Wärtsilä.

"Growth of the Eraring battery is a key next action as we want to change the Eraring site for the future, given our objective to leave coal-fired generation by August 2025. We eagerly anticipate collaborating with Wärtsilä and also key professionals to deliver the Eraring battery securely and also expeditiously," claimed Greg Jarvis, Head of Energy Supply as well as Operations at Origin Energy.

Wärtsilä's energy storage system (ESS) is made with the prospective to switch over operation into grid-forming in the future, with the capability to supply a variety of system toughness as well as system restart ancillary solutions. On top of that, it will certainly deliver security as well as strength for NEM as a greater percentage of renewable energy sources permeate the grid, assisting to help with Australia's clean energy change.

Wärtsilä was picked as the delivery partner because of its technological proficiency as a leading battery storage integrator, confirmed delivery capability, market-leading safety criteria, as well as ability to support Origin with lifecycle services during the operational duration, a media statement from the firm said.

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