350MVA 330/33/33kV Power Transformer for Waratah Super Battery Project


27 January, 2024

The first of three 350MVA 330/33/33kV power transformers departing the Glen Waverley manufacturing facility of Wilson Transformer Company (WTC) on Saturday 27 January 2024.

The 477-tonne super load, approximately 125m long and 5.8m wide, arrived safely at the Waratah Super Battery Project on Monday 5 February after an epic 1,000 km journey. The complex transportation to site was completed using beam-set and multi axle trailer configuration which required detailed planning and execution by WTC and its subcontractor, ODLS. The Waratah Super Battery, at 850 MW / 1680 MWh will likely be the world’s most powerful battery when connected to the grid.

The project is being developed by Akaysha Energy. WTC is supplying 3 x 350MVA 330/33/33kV and 145 x 7.3MVA 33/0.77/0.77kV transformers (all made in Australia) to Consolidated Power Projects (CPP) and Akaysha Energy for the project.