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Cardinal Contractors wins Collie battery project

The earthmoving company will undertake all of the bulk earthworks for what will be Australia’s largest battery system

WA earthworks and rehabilitation specialist Cardinal Contractors has secured a site preparation contract from WA electricity provider Synergy for the Collie Battery Energy Storage System – CBESS, which is set to be the largest battery system in Australia.

The CBESS contract involves all earthworks and siteworks to build the pads, storage facilities and offices to house the first 640 batteries (500MW/2,000MWh) due to arrive later this year.

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“As a Collie company we are very proud to be transforming our own future here in Collie,” Cardinal Contractors Jon Andel says.

“There are many opportunities, and we have all the expertise, equipment, experience and energy to make it happen by local people, for local people.

“We are proud of our strong reputation as a values-based local company and employer. Synergy’s decision to partner locally affirms that we have the professional, experienced people and a formidable fleet of quality plant and equipment to take on large and critical projects. We are ready and raring to go on the transformation of Collie.”

Andel says Cardinal Contractors is a proud local employer with a diverse and inclusive workforce and a long-term investment in apprenticeships and Indigenous training opportunities on its projects across regional WA.

Once complete the CBESS will provide grid stability and support renewable energy sources by storing wind and solar energy generated during the day and deliver it back to the system during high-demand periods.


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