Horizon Power has awarded a contract for the construction of a new modular power station in Onslow, in Western Australia.

Horizon Power Project Director, Maurice Ryan, said that Downer EDI Engineering and Power had been awarded the contract following a competitive open tender process.

“These works will establish the backbone power infrastructure to support the growing energy needs of the town as well as set the foundations for Horizon Power‘s vision for a highly distributed renewable energy future in Onslow,” Mr Ryan said.

The construction activities for these works will commence in March 2017, with final commissioning and handover of the new power station scheduled for January 2018.

Onslow’s new power infrastructure will include a significant renewable energy component, solar farm and battery storage, distributed away from the main power station site.

This phase of works is currently at the options analysis stage with construction activities scheduled to commence in 2018.

Under the State Development Agreement, Chevron, as part of its Wheatstone Project, has provided a substantial financial contribution for Horizon Power to build the power infrastructure. 


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