Smith Brothers Contracting Ltd has been awarded a contract to install a new 50MW battery energy storage project in Fife, Scotland.
Delivered on behalf of Gore Street Energy Storage Fund, Smith Brothers will be responsible for the project’s embedded generation which, when complete, will connect the power source to the Scottish Power Energy Networks distribution network.
Under the scope of works, Smith Brothers will be responsible for contestable deliverables, including the laying of an 800m grid connection cable route, as well as construction of the site’s 33kV substation building.
Design work on the site is currently underway, with energisation set for October 2022.
Alex Dixon, Tendering Engineer at Smith Brothers, noted, “Scotland is a very attractive market for energy storage projects – and we’ve completed a number of assignments in the country. That said, this is the first time we’ve worked with Gore Street.
“The client is one of the leading lights in the high-voltage power sector, thanks to a flourishing portfolio – and we’re looking forward to supporting its bold ambitions within the UK.”
“The Gore Street team is pleased to work with Smith Brothers on this project. Smith Brothers has shown efficient deployment of energy storage assets and a streamlined construction phase, which are essential aspects of lowering the life cycle cost of energy of these assets,” added Alicja Kowalewska, Principal at Gore Street.
“Ultimately, these are important aspects for a rapid expansion of renewable energy towards Net Zero goals, something that these assets are very well placed to enable.”