- Case Studies
Edina, a system integrator for BESS and on-site generation solution provider for hydrogen-ready gas engines, designed, engineered, supplied, and installed three modular outdoor skids with CATL lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery cell chemistry, liquid-cooled thermal management system, battery management system and UL certified fire detection and suppression systems. These skids were combined with skid mounted SMA inverter systems. The solution includes a 33kV package substation provided by Ormazabal.
The compact footprint of the Edina modular BESS reduces footprint by 40% when compared with conventional container designs. Because of this, site installation efficiency is improved by 40%.
Edina provided the full engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) and system integration scope of work to included detailed design, engineering, project management and installation, plant commissioning and will maintain the plant under a 10-year long-term service agreement to ensure reliability and safe operation of the BESS asset.
From the initial tender drawing the site layout was reduced to accommodate future site expansion. The reduced footprint meant positioning of the battery skids challenging but overcome using a 350-ton crane and removing the existing fence line.
Ducting from the switchroom to the Distributed Network Operator (DNO) substation passed through an adjacent power station. The proposed excavation route identified several obstacles, and a new cable duct route was agreed and laid.
Following completion of the power system studies, carried out by Edina, and working collaboratively with the DNO, a solution was agreed that omitted the need for the fault limiting reactor thus reducing the project cost and lessoned impact on project completion time.
The installation design required an “above ground” installation because of the contaminated nature of the ground conditions. The initial envisaged / proposed underground cable ducted solution was replaced with above ground cable solutions.
Hugh Richmond, CEO, Edina, said, "Working closely with ForePower, the Edina team navigated an install process which included the proximity to rail assets, contaminated land, numerous existing services, road closures and integration onto the HV network to deliver a scheme that all of our suppliers and staff should rightly be proud of."
Doncaster Power BESS scheme was a fantastic opportunity for Edina to expand into new territory and forge new partnerships with a client, suppliers, and contractors.
From the early installed civils’ works which maximised space, to the pre-built and well laid out pre-packaged switchgear and modular solutions for battery skids, the whole Edina team worked tirelessly to ensure we brought the best of our knowledge of modular construction and off-site pre-assembly from the gas engine industry into the new arena of battery storage.
From development through to design and commissioning, the whole team worked in synergy and have shown their commitment to future power solutions in a rapidly evolving industry.