NEC Energy secures contracts for two UK energy storage projects

22 November 2018 (Last Updated November 26th, 2018 10:40)

NEC Energy Solutions has secured two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts from Gore Street Energy Storage Fund for UK energy storage projects.

NEC Energy secures contracts for two UK energy storage projects

NEC Energy Solutions has secured two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts from Gore Street Energy Storage Fund for UK energy storage projects.

The two projects, totalling 19MW, were developed by Origami Energy and were later acquired by Gore Street Energy Storage Fund.

NEC Energy Solutions CEO Steve Fludder said: “These project awards and the continued success of the Gore Street Energy Storage Fund demonstrate investors’ confidence in the value of energy storage as an attractive, long-term investment in a rapidly growing global market.

“As a global leader in energy storage, we couldn’t be happier with our role in the Gore Street Energy Storage Fund and we look forward to working with Gore Street Capital on future projects as they continue to build out their portfolio.”

The UK energy storage contracts secured by NEC will be full turnkey projects and will be supported by Nippon Koei (NK) to carry out the EPC scope.

"In the future, we would expect more opportunities in this market not only in the UK but also in Japan. This experience will boost our business in the near future."

The 10MW “front of the meter” project will be located on Lower Road in Brentwood, Essex.

The Lower Road project will be a grid-tied NEC GSS Grid Storage Solution that will provide front of the meter grid services.

With 9MW capacity, the first “behind the meter” project will be built at the Port of Tilbury, co-located with London’s Port of Tilbury industrial port facility.

The NEC GSS Grid Storage Solution behind-the-meter battery storage system will use a metering scheme, installed by Nippon Koei.

Nippon Koei director Hiroyuki Akiyoshi said: “In the future, we would expect more opportunities in this market not only in the UK but also in Japan. This experience will boost our business in the near future.”

Construction of the energy storage facility at Port of Tilbury will begin next month and at Lower Road in January next year.

Both of these projects are expected to commence the operations by mid-2019.