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Scott Base Redevelopment Project - Battery Energy Storage System RFP

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Tender Closed
RFx ID : 28498741
Tender Name : Scott Base Redevelopment Project - Battery Energy Storage System RFP
Reference # :
Open Date : Tuesday, 21 November 2023 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date  : Thursday, 8 February 2024 1:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 26000000 - Power Generation and Distribution Machinery and Accessories
  • 30000000 - Structures and Building and Construction and Manufacturing Components and Supplies
  • 31000000 - Manufacturing Components and Supplies
  • 32000000 - Electronic Components and Supplies
  • International
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Jade Toalii
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

Antarctica New Zealand is currently upgrading the Ross Island Wind Energy (RIWE) system, the grid that connects Scott Base, the Crater Hill Wind Farm and the United States’ McMurdo Station.

Antarctica New Zealand is seeking tenders for a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to provide both grid stability, energy storage and virtual synchronous generation capability. The successful supplier will be required to develop, fabricate, install and commission a BESS for Ross Island, Antarctica.

The RIWE system assets include:
• 3 x Emergya Wind Technologies (EWT) 1MW wind turbines;
• A Battery Energy Storage System (BESS);
• A new Microgrid Control System (MCS), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and historian (AVEVA PI) system to control and monitor the status of the RIWE network;
• Power Plants A & B at McMurdo Station (United States of America’s Antarctica base on Ross Island);
• New Scott Base (New Zealand’s Antarctica base).

The existing assets (3 x Enercon E-33 wind turbines and PowerStore) will also be removed as part of the RIWE upgrade project.