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Anesco to build and maintain 100 MW battery storage for JLEN and Foresight Solar Fund Limited (FSFL)

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Anesco has been awarded contracts by Foresight Group, on behalf of the JLEN and FSFL funds, to build and maintain two battery storage facilities with a combined capacity of 100 MW.
Anesco to build and maintain 100 MW battery storage for JLEN and Foresight Solar Fund Limited (FSFL)
Courtesy of Anesco.

The first 50 MW battery will be located in Melksham, Wiltshire, adjacent to FSFL’s existing Sandridge solar park. The second will be at West Gourdie, Dundee. At just under 50 MW, it will be one of the largest battery storage facilities in Scotland.

The two sites will be fully operational by Autumn 2022. All engineering, procurement and construction will be handled by Anesco, with the company then providing ongoing operations and maintenance services for an initial 4-year period. 

Anesco secured the two contracts following a competitive tender process. It sees the two companies building on an existing relationship, with Anesco currently maintaining 27 solar farms, totalling more than 200 MW, on behalf of Foresight Group. This includes the 50 MW Sandridge solar farm, adjacent to the new battery facility.

“We’re delighted to be working with Foresight on these two projects” said Anesco’s Business Development Director, Sarah Webb. “Interest in our EPC and O&M capabilities for third party assets remains high. These two sites add to our growing EPC pipeline, including 150MW of self-developed storage assets we’re set to commence construction on shortly.” 

Foresight has been targeting investments into battery storage over the past 12-18 months, with JLEN acquiring the West Gourdie battery project in March this year, and JLEN and FSFL subsequently acquiring the Sandridge asset in May, through a 50:50 equity co-investment. 

For additional information:

Anesco

Foresight Group

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