Fire at Ørsted’s 20MW Carnegie Road battery storage site


Firefighters last night had to extinguish a blaze at Ørsted’s 20MW battery storage scheme at Carnegie Road, Liverpool.

The Danish firm commissioned the site, it’s first standalone system, in late 2018. It consists of three containers and converters supplied by NEC.

A spokesperson for Ørsted said:

“We can confirm there has been a fire at our Carnegie Road battery storage facility in Liverpool. This facility does not have permanent members of staff and no-one was on-site at the time of the fire.

“We would like to thank the firefighters at Merseyside Fire and Rescue for their rapid response and professionalism in getting the fire under control. It is too early to speculate about the cause of the fire but as soon as we can get on-site we will be conducting an urgent review to understand what has happened.”


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