Sembcorp lands UK battery storage contract

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Sembcorp Energy UK (SEUK), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, has obtained a 15-year contract for 150 megawatts of two-hour duration battery storage, equivalent to 300 MWh, in the provisional results of the latest T-4 2025-26 Capacity Market auction, the company said in a filing to SGX Wednesday. 

The 150 MW trance, which is expected to be operational by 2023, is part of a planned 360 MW batter energy storage system to be built in Teesside as one of Europe’s largest, the filing said.

Including SEUK’s existing 120 MWh battery pipeline, SEUK will have a total battery capacity of 420 MWh in the U.K., the filing said.

“Sembcorp is committed to supporting the energy transition. We recognise that energy storage is essential to the U.K.’s journey to Net Zero 2050,” Andy Koss, CEO for the U.K. and Middle East for Sembcorp, said in the statement. 

“SEUK’s battery portfolio expansion will help ensure the resilience of the electricity network that will enable the continued growth of renewables and help the U.K. decarbonise,” Koss said.