23 August 2023
Ocean Reef Marina breakwaters now complete
- Ocean Reef Marina iconic outer breakwater walls now complete, paving way for next phase of development
- Innovative renewable energy microgrid one of the first of its kind in Australia within a mixed-use marina precinct to be delivered by a Zenith Energy subsidiary
- Low-cost, clean energy will reduce carbon emissions and is expected to save customers up to 30 per cent on their energy bills
The breakwaters at the iconic Ocean Reef Marina have been completed in a significant milestone for this transformational redevelopment project.
With the first rock placed in early 2021, the final completion of the breakwaters eventually involved 1.25 million tonnes of rock.
The northern breakwater is 670 metres long, while the southern breakwater is 1.2 kilometres long. The breakwaters can also reach a maximum height of 8 metres above sea level.
It is expected that the southern breakwater will be open to the public following completion of the next stage of land-based construction in approximately mid-2025.
The iconic development will also be supported by clean, renewable energy produced by an innovative microgrid – one of the first in Australia to be deployed within a mixed-use marina precinct.
The Cook Government, through DevelopmentWA, has appointed Ocean Reef Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of Zenith Energy, as the operator of the proposed renewable energy electricity microgrid.
Once operational, customers within the coastal redevelopment are expected to save up to 30 per cent on their annual energy bills.
Ocean Reef Marina will initially generate its low-cost renewable energy from a ground-mounted solar array, which will be supplemented with rooftop solar as the development progresses.
Battery technology will be deployed to store and deliver renewable energy within the precinct and Western Power's network will also be available to meet surplus requirements.
Zenith Energy is one of Australia's leading microgrid and remote power specialists - its subsidiary, Peel Renewable Energy, operates Western Australia's first industrial energy microgrid at DevelopmentWA's Peel Business Park.
Ocean Reef Marina is one of the most important development projects in the State. It is expected to create more than 8,600 construction jobs and inject $3 billion into the broader Western Australian economy.
For more information, visit https://developmentwa.com.au/projects/industrial-and-commercial/ocean-reef-marina/overview