Australia: Quinbrook to start work on Australia data center

Apr 09, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners has announced that it is set to start work on a AU$2.5 billion ($1.7bn) data center campus in Queensland, Australia. The first phase of development at the campus, known as Supernode, will see a 250MW battery energy storage system (BESS) installed at the site. The BESS will be capable of storing surplus solar and wind energy so that it can be used by Australia’s grid when required. 

David Scaysbrook, co-founder and managing partner of Quinbrook said the news was “significant” for Queensland as the Supernode campus will deliver “valuable large-scale storage at the best possible location in the State’s power grid.” He said: “Supernode also directly addresses stability issues facing the grid as a result of record levels of rooftop solar installation across Queensland.

“The site is a unique and strategic location offering unparalleled power supply access and redundancy and is a testament to Quinbrook’s ability to source, fund, and develop innovative projects for the benefit of our investors and provide tangible solutions to decarbonize power systems.
“Origin shares our commitment to lead the energy transition through creative and market-leading projects and we look forward to our Supernode partnership.”