Equinor hits construction start button on UK storage space project
- The 25MW scheme is expected ahead online in 2023
Equinor has approved the last financial investment choice on its Blandford Road battery storage space project in the south of the UK.
This marks the very first commercial battery storage asset for Equinor, and the very first project realised from a tactical collaboration in between Equinor and also Noriker Power.
The Blandford Road project is a 25MW/50MWh battery storage space asset located in Dorset in southerly England.
The project will certainly integrate CATL lithium-ion battery racks and also connect to the SSE circulation network offering ability to manage power intermittency, balance supply as well as demand and deliver grid services to SSE as well as National Grid.
To become aware the project, Grupotec Renewable has actually been selected to give engineering, purchase as well as building and construction (EPC), while Noriker will manage and also create the project for Equinor.
The project will begin building and construction in January 2023 and is anticipated to be functional in the 3rd quarter of the same year.
Equinor senior vice-president for power and markets within renewables Olav Kolbeinstveit kept in mind: "Equinor aims to develop a rewarding renewables company by integrating battery storage assets in our portfolio in picked power markets.
" During the last 10 months we bought two leading battery storage space growth firms, Noriker Power in the UK, and also East Point Energy in the US. Today we took the next step and approved our very first commercial battery storage space project."
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