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Teesworks set to host new £62m battery storage project

Teesworks set to host new £62m battery storage project

Plans are underway to construct a £62 million battery storage facility at Teesside’s Teesworks site, which is the UK’s largest and first freeport. 

The agreement between Teesworks Ltd and Energy Optimisation Solutions (EOS) will see the development of a battery energy storage system capable of delivering up to 100 MW of green energy into the grid.

Over a year, this facility is expected to reduce carbon emissions by approximately 4,000 metric tons. According to Teesworks, this reduction equates to the emissions from driving a car around the world 289 times. 

This project is one of many renewable initiatives at the Teesworks site, which includes proposals for hydrogen production and carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) facilities. 

Chris Musgrave, Teesworks Limited Chairman, highlighted the strategic importance of this development, “This latest agreement will further enhance Teesworks’ credentials as a leading UK centre for the transition to net zero.”

The planning application for the battery storage facility is in its final stages of preparation by EOS. If approved, construction is expected to last about 12 months, supporting over 100 jobs in the sector.

EOS already has several battery storage projects in progress across the UK, including a 230 MW facility in Newport, South Wales. Peter Walker, Director at EOS, expressed enthusiasm for the project, “We’re really looking forward to coming to Teesworks. With so much renewable energy development planned for the site, such a supportive environment and such an experienced team in charge, it makes for the ideal location for our next battery storage facility.”

The proposed site for the EOS facility is strategically located at the southwest corner of the Teesworks site, near planned hydrogen production facilities and the Net Zero Teesside project. 

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