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January 2019 - Completion of one of Europes largest Battery Energy Storage Facilities

Centrica have celebrated the completion of their 49MW battery storage facility in Rooscote Cumbria. Futureserv were engaged for this challenging project to develop the MEP solutions from Concept through to Technical Design.

The development which is one of Europe’s largest was constructed on the site of the former Roosecote Power Station to take advantage of the existing HV grid connection and can provide a sub-second response to fluctuations in energy demand on the distribution network. The facility forms part of an £180M investment into flexible power by Centrica.

A major project challenge was designing HVAC solutions capable of maintaining environment conditions for the sensitive, high value batteries and associated control equipment during discharge. Inside the facility, the use of 3D Revit coordination ensured that the kilometres of DC power and control cabling could be accommodated without compromising access to the thousands of batteries required to deliver 49 Megawatts of electrical energy.

A glimpse inside this amazing facility and its capabilities can be seen on Centrica’s video below.

David Cleary