Wartsila to supply 25MW Dutch battery

Dec 21, 2021 02:58 PM ET
  • The Finnish business will deliver the energy storage system for GIGA Storage's Buffalo project in Lelystad
Wartsila to supply 25MW Dutch battery
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Wartsila will supply a 25MW energy storage system for GIGA Storage's Buffalo battery project in the Netherlands.

The Finnish supplier was granted the offer for the Buffalo facility, located at the Wageningen University and also Research test centre in Lelystad, under an extended tools delivery and a lasting service agreement.

GIGA Storage's Buffalo site will have a 48 megawatt-hour energy result as well as will have the ability to keep the equivalent of the yearly energy intake of more than 9000 families each year.

It will be co-located with wind and solar properties at the Widnet wise grid and will certainly be the Netherlands' largest battery system to date, Warstila stated.

It is expected to end up being functional in October 2022.

The Buffalo facility will additionally be the first large-scale energy storage project based upon lithium iron phosphate chemistry in Europe, which gives improved security attributes and also uses less vulnerable natural resources.

Dutch energy service provider Eneco will certainly utilise the battery to assist to optimize the power system, control energy frequency as well as dependability on the grid and also improve profits.

The project will certainly likewise consist of Wartsila's GridSolv Quantum, a completely integrated, modular and also small energy storage system, along with its administration system the GEMS Digital Energy Platform, the business claimed.

It added that it will certainly be optimised with Wartsila's Service+ GAP solution, which provides upkeep with efficiency warranties.

GIGA Storage chief operating policeman Maarten Quist stated: "The Buffalo battery will aid secure the Netherlands' power grid and conserve a maximum of 23,000 tons of carbon dioxide discharges per year.

" We're pleased to collaborate with Wärtsilä to apply this site project, which will certainly help us reach our objective of deploying 1.5 GW of energy storage in Europe by 2025."

Wartsila Energy supervisor for Europe Pekka Tolonen claimed: "Wartsila sees a significant possibility as well as critical requirement to aid our clients raise energy storage implementation throughout Europe in order to understand a 100% renewable energy future.

" This is an important milestone for Wärtsilä as our initial project in the Netherlands.

" We're thrilled to add yet one more country to our 4 GWh portfolio of market-leading energy storage technology implementations worldwide."

Wartsila claimed that the Dutch federal government has actually established an objective to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 49% by 2030 as well as a 95% reduction by 2050.

It added that current reports show that the Netherlands will certainly require between 29GW and 54GW of energy storage capability by 2050.

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