03/02/2016 - 09:43

EMC seals $40m NZ deal

03/02/2016 - 09:43

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One of Perth’s leading solar power and lithium battery storage providers has struck a strategic alliance with a New Zealand power provider expected to be worth $40 million over the next five years.

EMC seals $40m NZ deal
EMC's John Davidson (seated in middle) with EMC and Infratec Renewables directors.

One of Perth’s leading solar power and lithium battery storage providers has struck a strategic alliance with a New Zealand power provider expected to be worth $40 million over the next five years.

Energy Made Clean will provide self-contained, easily deployable solar and battery storage units as well as solar water pumping devices to Infratec, which will then use the products to provide power solutions in fringe-of-grid areas in New Zealand, as well as compete for contracts in remote Pacific islands.

Infratec Renewables general manager Luke van Zeller told Business News he had previously worked with EMC managing director John Davidson and his team through his former role as general manager of the Pilbara Meta Maya Regional Aboriginal Corporation.

Last year, EMC took PMMRAC off grid, a first for any Pilbara-based business.

Mr van Zeller, who is now in charge of the company, which has annual turnover between $NZ6 million and $NZ7 million, said partnering with EMC gave it a competitive advantage he expected would allow it to grow.

“John and his team have a capability that doesn’t exist in New Zealand,” he said.

“I didn’t want to spend 10 years building it and so we brought them in so we could hit the ground running within this market and further afield in the Pacific.”

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