Fancy an old coal container? Some used boiler maker machinery? The detritus from former Victorian coal power plant, Hazelwood, is being auctioned off, less than four months after the Latrobe Valley facility was shuttered by its French owner, Engie.
In a series of online auctions conducted by US-based agent Liquidity Services, Engie will seek to sell surplus coal plant assets, including include shipping containers, tools, test and measurement apparatuses, electric motors, pumps, metals stock and “much more”.
The assets will be posted on the GoIndustry Dovebid marketplace, with the first “unreserved” auction slated for Tuesday September 05, with all bids starting at $A25.00.
“The auctions will provide local, national and international buyers an opportunity to start up small businesses or possibly upgrade and diversify their current business,” said Jeff Morter, managing director for Liquidity Services Australia.
”With nearly three million buyers in almost 200 countries and territories, Liquidity Services has seen the impact of similar closures, and how surplus assets can empower small to mid-size companies.”
Further auctions and more information on the September unreserved auction can be found on Engie’s Australian website, under the Hazelwood Closure page – Hazelwood Upcoming Sales.