Centrica to start work on 49MW battery plant next month, calls for suppliers


batteryCentrica is to start construction on its 49MW battery power station at Roosecote power station in Barrow next month and wants to hear from potential suppliers.

The company, which secured a capacity market contract for Roosecote last December for delivery in winter 2020, aims to complete the plant by winter 2018.

Roosecote is one of a number of flexible power plants Centrica aims to build to deliver flexible power as the UK loses thermal plant. The firm says its large battery storage facilities would be able to provide sub-second system balancing and marked “a new era for the energy industry”.

Along with contractors Younicos and Morrison Utility Services, the company is hosting a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event at the Phoenix Business Centre between 2pm and 5pm on Monday 27th February, and is inviting businesses to register their interest in the supply of the following:

  • Major civil works
  • Electrical building services installation
  • Mechanical installation
  • Building construction to include steel erection and cladding
  • Haulage
  • Aggregate and concrete supplies
  • Security guarding and fencing
  • Hotels and catering
  • Cleaning

See details here.

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