Arlington Infrastructure is pleased to announce that is has begun on-site construction of its 40MW battery energy storage project.
The project is located in Bedford and is connecting to UKPN’s network at 132kV. The site is on track to connect in October 2019 and will be looking to provide support through what is set to be a potentially interesting winter for the UK grid.
Arlington Infrastructure purchased the 40MW asset from its development arm of the business, and has since appointed Smith Brothers Contracting, based in Elland, to provide the EPC wrap on the build. The procurement and technical review was supported by the team at DNV GL, with legal advice on property and EPC contracting provided
by TLT LLP.
Arlington has ensured that the procurement process has considered what the real application of this asset will be, not just now but into the future. Given the nature of the technology it is paramount that the operation of the system is controlled and managed in accordance with its warranties, but that such warranties still provide the flexibility
that allows these assets to perform to their true potential.
Matt Clare, Director of Arlington said “We are extremely pleased that works have begun on site. This is a significant project for Arlington and also the UK energy sector, and we are looking forward to demonstrating the true potential of battery storage alongside some really great partners”.
Arlington currently has a pipeline of 1GW of battery storage and gas peakers at various stages of development, a large percentage of which has planning permission and is soon to head into build. The majority of this portfolio is to be built using the £330million funding facility that Arlington Infrastructure has been successful in raising for these