H&MV Engineering have been contracted by Zenobe to carry out detailed design, installation (Civil & Electrical) and commissioning to connect a new Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in Chester, UK. This site is connected at 275 kV and all works are in compliance with National Grid functional specifications and the Grid Code. This project is the first in the world to absorb reactive power directly from the transmission network.

PJ Flanagan, Chief Executive Officer of H&MV Engineering, said:

“The award of this 100 MW Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) EPC package reflects the confidence that this major client has in H&MV’s ability to deliver critical and complex projects. Our inhouse global design team have been working on this pioneering design solution to connect this BESS at 275 kV to National Grid over the last 6 months and we are delighted to finally be awarded the full EPC package for the 100 MW site. The award of this project is further validation of H&MV’s experience in delivering comprehensive EPC solutions for high voltage grid connections up to 400 kV in the UK. We are looking forward to working with Zenobe and National Grid to get this project completed safely and on programme.”

James Basden, Co-Founder and Director at Zenobe Energy, said:

“The Capenhurst project is a great example of how industry innovation and collaboration can help bring us closer to net zero. At Zenobe we are incredibly proud to be working on a project that drives the UK towards creating a cleaner energy system and stabilising the nation’s grid. We look forward to working with the H&MV team in conjunction with the National Grid, to ensure the safety of our site.”