McDermott wins FEED contract for Hydrostor's Aussie storage project
Rendering of the Broken Hill long-duration energy storage project in New South Wales. Source: Hydrostor Inc.
Canada’s Hydrostor Inc has awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract to McDermott International for its 200-MW/1,600-MWh Silver City Energy Storage project in New South Wales, Australia.
McDermott announced the job today, saying it will provide the full suite of FEED services for the advanced compressed air energy storage (A-CAES) facility in Broken Hill, which will be able to provide up to eight hours of energy discharge at a time.
A McDermott joint venture called io consulting previously carried out pre-FEED services for the project and will continue to contribute during the new stage. Meanwhile, the company’s storage business, CB&I, will help determine the best thermal liquid storage solution.
Last week, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) said it will provide a AUD-45-million (USD 28.4m/EUR 28.8m) grant for the construction of the particular A-CAES facility once it achieves financial close.