Battery-powered tower cranes in London31 March 2023
Select uses plug ‘n’ play ‘Enertainer’ batteries for three tower cranes at London's Olympia Redevelopment. This is the first European deployment for Ampd Energy’s battery system.
Ampd Energy, a player in the energy storage industry, in collaboration with Select Plant Hire, a subsidiary of Laing O'Rourke, has deployed three of its zero-emission ‘Enertainer’ lithium-ion battery energy storage systems at London's high profile Olympia Redevelopment.
Ampd Energy says that its modular lithium-ion battery solution has the potential to revolutionise the industry by electrifying building sites and driving down carbon emissions
The deployment of the Enertainer systems at the Olympia Redevelopment is estimated to save 192 tonnes of carbon over 12 months, reduce operating costs by 70%, and eliminate the equivalent air pollutants of 975 cars when compared to standard diesel generators.
Ampd Energy claims that, over the life of the project, the Enertainer will be more cost effective than diesel generators, as well as saving space and labour time.
According to Ampd Energy, compared to fossil fuel generators the Enertainer reduces carbon footprints by up to 90%, is up to 30 times quieter, emits zero air pollutants, and eliminates diesel handling and usage risks. It requires minimal maintenance and zero refuelling downtime.
According to Ampd Energy, the Enertainer is the first energy storage system in the UK to power such large construction equipment and, with the partnership with Select, the battery system is now available across the UK.
The company already has 130 Enertainer batteries in use across building sites in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia.
“We are proud to have launched our first European deployment for the Olympia Redevelopment,” said Brandon Ng, CEO and co-founder of AMPD Energy. “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to demonstrate the Enertainer’s compelling environmental and commercial impacts, right here in London.”