SCEE Group awarded $160 million Collie contract 

SCEE Group (ASX:SXE) has secured a $160 million contract from Synergy for work at the energy provider’s Collie Battery Energy Storage System (CBESS) in Western Australia. 

The CBESS project is being developed in line with the Western Australian government’s decarbonisation strategy to be delivered by 2030.

Up to 500 jobs are expected to be created at the peak of construction, with completion of construction at CBESS scheduled for 2025. 

Under the contract, SCEE Electrical will undertake civil, electrical, and major equipment installation, including the installation and commissioning of about 640 battery container units, 160 inverters, and 220km of high-voltage cabling. 

SCEE Electrical will also manage a laydown facility at the Port of Bunbury. 

Once complete, CBESS1 — the third battery being delivered by Synergy on behalf of the state government — will have a 500 megawatt/2,000 megawatt per hour capacity. 

The Kwinana Battery Stage One is already operating, with Kwinana Battery Stage Two under construction and due for completion later in 2024. 

“This contract will mean more jobs for Western Australians and be of great benefit to the local economy,” Western Australia Energy Minister Reece Whitby says.

“Synergy’s Collie battery will be a major piece of infrastructure when complete and will play a critical role in Western Australia achieving net zero emissions by 2050.”

Collie-Preston MLA Jodie Hanns says Collie has continued to play a key role in the state’s energy sector over the past century and will “continue to be at the heart of the energy system well into the future”.  

CBESS sits near the town of Collie just over 200km southeast of Perth next to the Collie Power Station, previously owned by Synergy. 

The site is roughly 2.5km southwest of the Western Power-owned 330,000 kilovolt Schotts Terminal and, once constructed, will connect with this terminal. 

SCEE Electrical is a national provider of specialised electrical, instrumentation, maintenance, and communication services to the resources and infrastructure sectors. 

It is part of the SCEE Group, which is a diversified services group across the infrastructure, commercial, and resources sectors.  

Synergy is a state-owned electricity provider and is Western Australia’s largest electricity generator with more than one million residential, business, and industry customers. 

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