The Anonymous Widower

SSE Renewables Launches 1.5GW Coire Glas Construction Tender

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on renews.biz.

These are the first two paragraphs.

Hydro construction companies have been invited to submit tenders for construction of SSE Renewables’ proposed 1500MW pumped hydro storage scheme at Coire Glas, in Scotland.

Coire Glas, on the shores of Loch Lochy near Invergarry, would be the first large-scale pumped hydro storage scheme to be built in the United Kingdom for more than 30 years.

There appears to be global interest and six shortlisted bidders.

  • The ANDRITZ HYDRO and Voith Hydro partnership
  • The Bechtel, Acciona Construcción and Webuild S.p.A consortium
  • The BAM Nuttall, Eiffage Génie Civil and Marti Tunnel consortium
  • The Dragados and BeMo Tunnelling UK consortium
  • GE Hydro France
  • STRABAG UK

Bidders like these probably wouldn’t bother to get involved unless they knew that funding of the project was in place and it was pretty certain that the project will be constructed.

In World’s Largest Wind Farm Attracts Huge Backing From Insurance Giant, I talk about how Aviva are funding the Hornsea wind farm.

I believe, that insurance and pension companies like abrdn, Aviva and L & G could find a way of financing a scheme like Coire Glas.

Conclusion

It looks to me, that it’s almost certain that Scotland will get a 1.5GW/30 GWh pumped-storage system at Coire Glas.

Coire Glas could supply slightly more power than Sizewell B nuclear power station for twenty hours.

Now that’s what I call backup!

February 5, 2022 - Posted by | Energy, Energy Storage, Finance | , , , , ,

3 Comments »

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  2. […] SSE Renewables are currently calling for tenders for Coire Glas, as I wrote about in SSE Renewables Launches 1.5GW Coire Glas Construction Tender. […]

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