Battery energy storage system (BESS) update: civil works progressing
Civil works are currently progressing at Infinis’ first battery energy storage system (BESS) development.
The battery storage project at Taylor Road, Manchester is located on a former factory site, ensuring the sensitive re-use of previously developed land.
Infinis is working with established civil engineering contractor ANTS Group. ANTS has been a contracting partner to Infinis for many years across its other divisions.
Current activity at Taylor Road includes:
- Constructing the Distribution Network Operator building
- Installing perimeter fencing and security gates
- Fitting electrical ducting
- Developing the access road.
Dan Saitch, construction manager for solar and energy storage at Infinis, said: “It’s great to see one of our established partners now supporting a battery storage project.
“Taylor Road is an exciting project, and the first Infinis BESS site. By storing energy for when it’s most needed, BESS can support the grid at times of peak demand. It is essential for the UK to transition to Net Zero.”
Shaun Atkins, division manager - civils at ANTS Group, commented: “We’re excited to partner Infinis on their first battery storage project. We have worked with the team for many years and are delighted to extend our support into principal designer and civil engineering works.”
“We look forward to continued success through long-term partnership.”
Taylor Road is due for completion in early 2024. Once completed, the site will store 16 megawatts (MW) of energy, ready for release to the grid when needed.