Pacific Green Technologies is planning to start construction at the Richborough Energy Park site in July. Image: Pacific Green.

Pacific Green Technologies has appointed Instalcom Limited as the principal contractor for its 99.98MW Richborough Energy Park battery energy storage system (BESS) in Kent.

Instalcom has also been awarded an operations and maintenance contract for the site, which will come into play once commercial operations via the UK’s National Grid begin in June 2023.

“Instalcom has a 30-year track record of delivering complex, large-scale energy infrastructure projects throughout the UK,” said Scott Poulter, Pacific Green’s chief executive.

“We’re very pleased to have found such a partner with their capabilities, dedication and the resources to support Pacific Green as we rapidly scale up our battery energy park developments in the UK to 1.1GW and beyond.”

The announcement follows a battery supply agreement being signed with Shanghai Election Gotion New Energy Technology Co. Together these pave the way for construction of the site to begin in early July 2022.

Pacific Green Technologies announced that it had secured £23 million of debt financing to develop the Richborough Energy Park BESS from merchant banking group Close Leasing in September 2021.

Following this, the company also acquired a 249MW battery energy storage development from Sheaf Energy, as part of its exclusivity agreement with TUPA Energy as it works to expand its portfolio of BESS in the UK.