Australia, Projects, Renewables, Storage

Pacific Green expands China team to secure global batteries pipeline

Pacific Green has significantly grown its China operations to secure battery supply and engineering support.

The renewable energy developer has been rapidly expanding its 12+ gigawatt-hour project pipeline spanning the UK, Australia, Italy and Poland.

The company’s China-based workforce has surpassed 50 employees for the first time this year, adding specialists across engineering, procurement, quality control and other key disciplines.

Over the next nine months, Pacific Green plans to hire another 20 staff in Shanghai to establish a global ‘Centre of Engineering and Procurement Excellence’.

This Shanghai hub will complement Pacific Green’s existing project financing and development expertise centred in its London and Melbourne offices.

The Australian office in particular has been instrumental in the company’s pursuit of large-scale battery deployments to support the country’s accelerating renewable energy transition.

Christo Hammes, Pacific Green’s Chief Operating Officer, said the company has always taken a hands-on approach to its supply chain partnerships so as to ensure timely access to quality products, tailored to our needs.

“As more and more battery storage markets open up worldwide, it’s clear that the quicker we grow our Shanghai operations, the quicker we can expand our global portfolio of projects,” he said.

“But it’s not just about access to hardware. We cannot ignore the pivotal role that China now fulfils as a technology leader in battery energy storage, with an enviable commitment to research and development and an unrivalled pace of innovation. By also being in China, we’re able to plan for tomorrow’s technology today.”

Hammes added that Pacific Green has a long history of working in close partnership with leading Chinese clean technology and battery manufacturers, helping the company deliver projects that make a tangible difference across major global markets.

“As we invest in Shanghai as our Centre of Engineering and Procurement Excellence, we intend to bring the very best people into our team and continue fostering the global collaboration that’s needed to make a success of the energy transition,” he said.

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