Ampd delivers Australia’s first diesel-free construction project powered by energy storage


Blue Diamond, Australian distributor of off-grid power solutions delivers Ampd Energy’s commercial-scale lithiumion battery, the ‘Enertainer’, to replace onsite diesel power generation at Multiplex’s luxury mixed-use development, ‘The Grove’ in Australia.

Ampd Energy’s Enertainer provides battery power for The Grove construction site, Western Australia

The Enertainer will offer Multiplex an 80 per cent cost saving on fuel, by replacing the diesel power used at The Grove with clean power. With the Enertainer emitting zero direct or ‘tailpipe’ emissions, onsite emissions will now only come from grid power, amounting to an overall 85 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions.

The Grove development by Multiplex

Nestled between the highly sought-after suburbs of Peppermint Grove, Cottesloe and Claremont, The Grove is a four-building project comprising two high-rise residential towers, and two buildings offering resort style amenities.

Blue Diamond Director, Brad Pitts said, “The Enertainer is at the cutting edge of commercial-scale battery technology. For Multiplex, it has eliminated the need for noisy diesel power generation at The Grove. We are proud to be first movers in the supply of commercial-scale batteries to construction sites in Western Australia.

“The Enertainer will generate fuel cost savings of 80 per cent and eliminate 100 per cent of diesel-produced emissions on site. With access to grid power, overall CO2 emissions will be cut by about 85 per cent. The Enertainer is also significantly quieter than diesel generators, making for a quieter site for both residents and workers.”

Multiplex Services Manager Mark Bridges said, “For Multiplex, eliminating the need for diesel power generation during construction is a significant way to reduce our carbon footprint. Deploying the commercial-scale battery technology has proven to be far easier than any of us anticipated. It is a game changer.”

The Enertainer, designed and built by energy storage company Ampd Energy, is electrifying construction sites, by providing cleaner, quieter and data rich power, shifting the dial for the construction sector globally.

The battery energy storage system (BESS) generates up to 440kW, with the potential to replace a 500kVA diesel generator on site, and to eliminate the need for diesel to be delivered.

Ampd Energy's Enertainer being used at The Grove construction site
Construction worker uses the Enertainer on-site

For Multiplex, the Enertainer meets a need to replace the diesel gensets powering construction at The Grove. The diesel-free solution also means zero direct exposure to air, noise and visual pollution, improving on-site health and safety at The Grove.

Ampd Energy CEO Brandon Ng said, “We are very excited that the first Ampd Enertainer in Australia is deployed at the Grove together with Multiplex and our distributor in Australia Blue Diamond.

“This is only the first step for us to help make Australia’s construction sector emission free, and we’re looking forward to rolling out our technology across Australia.”

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