MAN Energy Solutions has formally signed a contract to provide its LAES turbomachinery solution to Highview Power’s CRYOBattery™ facility. The signing took place at Highview’s London offices and follows on the agreement previously reached by the companies in April 2021. Highview, a global leader in long-duration, energy-storage solutions, is currently constructing a 50 MW liquid-air, energy-storage facility – with a minimum of 250MWh – at Carrington Village, Greater Manchester (UK).
Wayne Jones OBE, Chief Sales Officer and Member of the Executive Board of MAN Energy Solutions said: “It has been pending for some time and it is very pleasing to take care of the formalities. We have worked hard to get to this point and cementing this exciting partnership with such a high-calibre company as Highview Power, a world-leading expert in the storage industry is very satisfying.”
Jones continued: “Carrington is a unique project and a litmus test for the future of zero-carbon storage technology, not just in the United Kingdom but globally. Indeed, many interested parties will be watching developments closely. Simply put, the technology’s potential is limitless – we already see multiple opportunities for its further application beyond this project’s successful conclusion. For the first project to happen in my home town is even better!”
Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester added: “This world-first project demonstrates exactly how Greater Manchester is putting itself at the forefront of the next industrial revolution in sustainable low-carbon technologies.
“We know that there are good green jobs in new industries just waiting to be created right across Greater Manchester and the North West, and we hope that the Carrington storage facility will help us pioneer those skills and give a boost to our ambition of becoming carbon neutral by 2038.”