Highview induces partner to deliver 50MW storage

Apr 20, 2021 03:13 PM ET
  • MAN Energy Solutions will supply the turbomachinery train for the LAES center in Greater Manchester
Highview induces partner to deliver 50MW storage
Image: MAN and Highview

Highview Power has actually picked MAN Energy Solutions to offer crucial equipment for a 50MW liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant it is building in Greater Manchester in the UK.

The turbomachinery train from MAN will form the core of the CRYOBattery facility that, upon completion, will certainly form one of Europe's biggest battery-storage systems.

Highview Power Chief Executive Officer Javier Cavada (pictured left) claimed: "Highview Power counts on partnering with firms that share our commitment to a decarbonised world, and also granting MAN the agreement to build out our Carrington center reinforces that commitment.

" MAN is well-respected in the market and has an excellent record of building large energy properties. We are proud to be working with them on this significant project."

MAN chief sales policeman Wayne Jones (visualized right) added: "There has actually been a great deal of background job associated with getting to this stage-- despite much competition-- and I am directly delighted that Highview Power has chosen to deal with MAN Energy Solutions.

" Specifically given that Highview is a great business as well as globe leading professional in the storage industry. We could not yearn for a better companion."

Building of the CRYOBattery began in late 2020 with commercial procedure planned for 2022.

Highview Power will certainly operate the facility in collaboration with Carlton Power, a UK independent power-station programmer.

Construction will certainly continue in two stages.

Stage one will certainly include the installment of a 'security island', to give near-instantaneous energy grid stabilisation. This will be accomplished using a generator and flywheel, to name a few elements. Making it possible for short-term stabilisation will certainly provide the basis for phase 2 as well as the completion of the much more complex fluid air energy storage system that includes numerous compressors, air expanders and cryogenic tools.

Highview said phase 2 will certainly stand for the combination of stability services with a full-scale long-duration energy storage system, and also in doing so advertise the complete combination of renewable resource.

"The Carrington project will certainly use a plan for future projects and seal the partnership in between MAN Energy Solutions and Highview Power," mentioned Highview.