Published: 2 June 2022, 08:00
Pacific Green Technologies has appointed Instalcom Limited as prime contractor for its 99.98MW Richborough Energy Park (BESS) battery energy storage system in Kent.
Instalcom has also been awarded an operations and maintenance contract for the site, which will come into play once commercial operations via the UK national network begin in June 2023.
“Instalcom has 30 years of experience delivering complex, large-scale energy infrastructure projects across the UK,” said Scott Poulter, Managing Director of Pacific Green.
“We are very pleased to have found such a partner with their capabilities, dedication and resources to support Pacific Green as we rapidly expand our battery power park developments in the UK to 1.1 GW and beyond. of the.”
The announcement follows the signing of a battery supply agreement with Shanghai Election Gotion New Energy Technology Co. Together, these elements pave the way for the start of construction of the site in early July 2022.
Pacific Green Technologies has announced that it has secured £23m debt financing to develop the Richborough Energy Park BESS from merchant banking group Close Leasing in September 2021.
Following this, the company also acquired a 249MW battery energy storage development from Sheaf Energy, as part of its exclusivity agreement with TUPA Energy, as it strives to expand its BESS UK portfolio.