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Rolls-Royce supplies large-scale battery storage to Semper Power to stabilize the Dutch power grid

Posted on November 23, 2022

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  • System with 60 megawatt hours of storage capacity supports utility grid and integrates renewable energy sources
  • mtu QG EnergyPack system in Vlissingen will be largest battery storage facility in the Netherlands and one of the largest in the EU

Rolls-Royce has been awarded to supply and install a large-scale mtu EnergyPack QG battery storage system on a turnkey basis to the Dutch energy company Semper Power in Vlissingen. The order also includes general contractor services, as well as the construction of the building and other infrastructure. Semper Power develops and operates energy storage systems for wind and solar farm developers, distribution grid operators and industrial customers.

The large-scale battery storage system, with a capacity of 30 megawatts and a storage capacity of 60 megawatt-hours, is used for grid frequency regulation in the Netherlands to integrate electricity from renewable energy sources into the public grid. When fully charged, the system has the capacity to supply 8,000 households with electrical energy for an entire day. The mtu QG EnergyPack storage solution from the Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems consists of 168 battery units, 7 inverters and the intelligent control platform mtu EnergetIQ. When commissioned in spring 2023, it will be the largest energy storage system in the Netherlands and one of the largest in the EU.

"We see it as our task to accelerate the energy transition. We do this by using energy storage systems that store sustainable energy in times of surplus and release it when the market needs it. We are delighted to have found Rolls-Royce as a partner who, with its high-quality solutions, is pulling in the same direction as us," explained Dennis Schiricke, CEO SemperPower B.V.

Rolls-Royce has recently started supplying mtu EnergyPack QG large-scale storage solutions to go with its battery container solutions. These consist of modular units for capacity and power and can be flexibly configured to any size. The components include integrated battery cabinets and the intelligent control system mtu EnergetIQ. They are mainly used for grid services, energy trading and the integration of renewable energies. Due to their modular design and high energy density, they can be flexibly adapted to project-specific services and capacities. The mtu EnergetIQ control platform ensures optimum performance and flexibility.

"With our new large-scale battery storage systems that support the integration of renewable energy sources into the power supply, we are taking another step with our customers towards net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. We are very much looking forward to working with Semper Power on this," explained Andreas Görtz, President Sustainable Power Solutions at Rolls-Royce Power Systems.

Semper Power, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, develops, finances and operates energy storage projects in various areas in the Netherlands. The company offers wind and solar farm developers, distribution system operators and industrial customers the opportunity to install and operate a smart energy storage system and provide capacity and supply contracts.
  

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

  1. Rolls-Royce pioneers the power that matters to connect, power and protect society. We have pledged to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions in our operations by 2030 (excluding product testing) and joined the UN Race to Zero campaign in 2020, affirming our ambition to play a fundamental role in enabling the sectors in which we operate achieve net zero carbon by 2050.
  2. Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and employs around 9,000 people. The product portfolio includes mtu-brand high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, power generation, heavy land, rail and defence vehicles and for the oil and gas industry as well as diesel and gas systems and battery containers for mission critical, standby and continuous power, combined generation of heat and power, and microgrids and is intensively engaged in the development of climate-neutral solutions.
  3. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces and navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
  4. Annual underlying revenue was £10.95 billion in 2021, underlying operating profit was £414m and we invested £1.18 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.
  5. Rolls-Royce Holdings plc is a publicly traded company (LSE:RR., ADR: RYCEY, LEI: 213800EC7997ZBLZJH69).

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