Morrison Utility Connections have been awarded the project to build and connect one of the world's largest and most sophisticated battery storage facilities as a sub-contractor to Younicos.
Our works will involve the construction of the building, the civils works, building services, HV electrical system, 132kV connection to the grid and the installation of 16 inverter transformers to connect the batteries.
Energy storage pioneer Younicos has been selected by Centrica to design and deliver the battery-based energy storage system. To be completed by winter 2018, the 49 megawatt (MW) lithium-ion system will respond to fluctuations in electrical demand in less than a second.
The battery plant will be built at the site of the former Roosecote coal and gas-fired power stations in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, UK, and will be owned and operated by Centrica, a leading British energy and services company. Younicos software will be key to ensuring that the system meets the various demanding requirements set by the UK Transmission System Operator (TSO).
Steve Sharp (Head of Connections at Morrison Utility Connections) said ‘The requirement for Battery Storage Facilities by the Grid and others, which for now is still in its infancy, is predicted to grow significantly over the next 5 to 10 years. We are delighted to be involved in such an early high profiled project and we will draw upon our highly experienced internal Design & Construction resources to successfully delivery this facility to our high standards of safety and quality, which when complete, will become one of the largest battery storage plants in the UK’