Pilsworth – Energy Storage, Greater Manchester

For: Highview Power

Client / End User: Highview Power in partnership with Viridor Waste

Services Provided: Civil Engineering Construction

Scope: Construction of piled reinforced concrete foundation and bund structures for the installation of various tanks, vessels, compressors and turbine plant. The completed plant is an industrial scale demonstrator which stores off-peak energy by using it to liquefy air. When energy demand is high this liquid air is then allowed to expand back into a gas, driving a turbine to produce electricity.

Unusual aspects: The construction work was completed in a very confined operational site, already producing electrical energy from waste landfill gas. The operation of the existing site continued throughout construction.