Anesco plans ramp-up of battery portfolio

Battery provider Anesco’s order book has swelled to 380MW, with all the extra capacity due to come online over the next three years.

The company has already provided 76 batteries to 29 sites since 2014, with a combined capacity of 87MW.

Executive Chairman Steve Shine said: “Since introducing the country’s first utility scale unit, we’ve not only focused on making the technology a commercially-viable proposition, but have invested in research and development which looks towards the evolution of the sector.”

> Read Anesco's announcement


Atlantis raises £20m

Atlantis Resources, the firm behind the MeyGen tidal energy project in the Pentland Firth in Scotland, announced plans to raise £20 million ahead of a deal to acquire a power plant from metals tycoon Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance.

In December Atlantis agreed to buy the Uskmouth power plant in South Wales under a deal which will see GFG’s SIMEC energy arm become a key shareholder in Atlantis.

The deal also gives Atlantis the right of first offer on a portfolio of renewable power generation assets currently owned or acquired by the GFG Alliance.

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Shetland tidal extension for Nova

The Crown Estate has extended Nova Innovation’s lease at Bluemull Sound in Shetland.

The extension will allow the company to grow its Shetland Tidal Array from 500kW to 2MW.

Its lease has also been extended to 2041.

> See Nova's announcement


Petrofac strikes offshore wind deal

Transmission Capital has hired oil services firm Petrofac to provide engineering services to six of its offshore assets.

Under the five-year deal, Petrofac has already been awarded subsea engineering scope contracts covering the export cables connecting the Lincs and Robin Rigg offshore windfarms with their onshore transmission systems.

Petrofac has already won contracts for other UK and German wind farm projects.

> See Petrofac's announcement


Humber sets out plans for offshore hub

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is commissioning a local energy strategy to consider energy infrastructure and costs for industry, commercial users and local residents.

Humberside has been hailed as the “UK’s energy estuary” for its role in the offshore wind farm industry.

The area is also home to two oil refineries and has “strengths in steel, chemicals and process industries”, giving it one of the highest concentrations of energy-intensive industries in the UK.

> Read the Humber LEP's statement