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BRIEF-Statoil awards battery contract for Hywind Scotland​ wind turbines
November 28, 2017 / 10:33 AM / 14 days ago

BRIEF-Statoil awards battery contract for Hywind Scotland​ wind turbines

Nov 28 (Reuters) - Statoil Asa:

* STATOIL: STATOIL AWARDS BATTERY CONTRACT IN BATWIND PROJECT - STATOIL AWARDS BATTERY CONTRACT IN BATWIND PROJECT - STATOIL.COM

* ‍HYWIND SCOTLAND, WORLD‘S FIRST FLOATING WIND FARM, WILL NEXT YEAR BE EQUIPPED WITH A BATTERY TO STORE POWER FROM WIND FARM​

* ‍PURPOSE IS TO “TEACH” BATTERY WHEN TO HOLD BACK AND STORE ELECTRICITY, AND WHEN SEND POWER TO GRID, THUS INCREASING VALUE OF POWER​

* ‍STATOIL NOW HAS AWARDED A CONTRACT TO YOUNICOS TO DELIVER A 1MW BATTERY SYSTEM THAT WILL BE CONNECTED TO HYWIND SCOTLAND​

* ‍STORAGE SOLUTION PROJECT, NAMED BATWIND, WILL BE OPERATIONAL FROM Q2 2018​

* ‍THIS IS FIRST BATTERY STORAGE SYSTEM CONNECTED TO A FLOATING WIND FARM. BATWIND IS A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN STATOIL AND MASDAR​ Source text: bit.ly/2BwbumW Further company coverage: (Reporting By Terje Solsvik)

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