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Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners has been granted exclusive rights by Simec Atlantis Energy for the construction of a battery storage system (BESS), in Wales, UK.
Project Uskmouth is the name of the 230MW/460MWh BESS Project. It will be built on the former site of a coal-fired power plant that was shut down in 2015.
The area’s existing power transmission infrastructure will be used, including its 230MW grid connection.
Keith Gains, Quinbrook senior director, stated that: “Our ability identify and build lasting relationships with project development partners like EOS allows us to continue to execute innovative strategies in the UK’s Energy Transition Landscape.”
Investments in Uskmouth, supported by industry innovators Habitat Energy, strengthen Quinbrook’s strategic moves to supply critical flexible capacity, storage, and grid support infrastructure that allows more weather-dependent renewables safely accommodated on the UK power grid.
Quinbrook has partnered up with Energy Optimisation Solutions, (EOS), to help in the development and origination of Project Uskmouth.
EOS will develop and design the BESS project with Private Energy Partners (PEP), an affiliate Quinbrook. PEP will manage the equipment procurement, construction and operation management under the partnership. Quinbrook’s Habitat Energy storage optimizer for battery storage will be used to optimize Uskmouth assets once they are operational.
Construction work is expected to take 18 months. Project Uskmouth will be online by 2024. The facility, once completed, will be one the UK’s largest BESS project and will support the country’s energy transition efforts.
Rory Quinlan, Quinbrook’s co-founder and managing partner, stated: “The UK’s Net Zero transformation is an unprecedented investment opportunity. Quinbrook has a variety of attractive thematic. Project Uskmouth shows how specialist energy infrastructure investors such as Quinbrook can find new opportunities of significant scale and positive impact that arise from the energy transition.”