Feeling super charged by the final order placement with EnTech Smart Energies for a 1.2MW/1.5MWh Lithium-ion battery for the tide-turning FORWARD2030 project. A key step in taking this EC-funded multi-vector energy system forward.
The order, under the Energy Management and Array work package, is the culmination of 18 months’ intensive work and study led and conducted by Laborelec with the support of consortium partners, in particular EMEC and Orbital Marine Power.
Studies included sizing the battery based on very specific electrical and network infrastructure at EMEC, conditions imposed by the network operator, the extreme site conditions and competitive technologies available. Having drafted the specifications and managed the complete tender procedure, arriving at a confirmed order last week was a big moment for Laborelec’s Storage and Offshore teams involved.
“Down the line, installation of the battery will allow us to use the EMEC site in Orkney as a “real environment test laboratory” furthering other elements of the project and answering the needs of large-scale commercial offshore projects in the future” says Fiona Buckley, Wind & Hydro – Senior Expert & Senior Project Manager at Laborelec. For more information on the net-zero energy system goals of the FORWARD2030 project and consortium partners: https://lnkd.in/e9u4m4KJ CE Grant agreement ID: 101037125