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Tue, 19/03/2013
King Island Mayor Greg Barratt and Jeremy Crawford, Hydro Tasmania's Battery project manager, turn the first sod for the Battery building
King Island Mayor Greg Barratt and Jeremy Crawford, Hydro Tasmania's Battery project manager, turn the first sod for the Battery building

Work begins on battery building

The first sod was turned this week for what will soon become home to Australia’s largest battery.

The battery is an important component of the King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project (KIREIP), which aims to reduce the island’s reliance on diesel fuel and increase use of renewable energy to supply the island’s power needs.

Hydro Tasmania has engaged Ecoult to supply the battery and Tasmanian company VOS Construction and Joinery has been awarded the contract to construct the building that will house the enormous battery. VOS is working with local contractor King Island Constructions, creating 5 local jobs for the duration of the project. 

Read the full media release on the Hydro Tasmania website >

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