Minister for Energy Bill Johnston today released the following media statement announcing that Australian business ADCO will be constructing our new $50 million energy depot:
Energy Minister Bill Johnston today announced local company ADCO as the lead contractor to build Western Power's $50 million South-Metro depot in Forrestdale.
Located at 186 Anstey Road, the 14-month construction project will create 1,100 jobs for Western Australians.
The South-Metro facility will be a central hub for energy services in the Perth metro area.
It will bring together 850 operational and service employees from the Kewdale, Mt Claremont, Forrestfield and Jandakot depots, and a fleet of 450 heavy and light vehicles.
The state-of-the-art facility includes electric vehicle charging stations, a solar panel micro-grid and a dedicated grid transformation warehouse for research.
Part of Western Power's depot modernisation program, the new facility will meet the growing energy needs of its customers while improving operational efficiencies.