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Port of Tilbury, England

Port of Tilbury, England

    • CLIENT:
    • Nippon Koei
    • Kirby
    • Origami
    • PROJECT:
    • Port of Tilbury Battery Energy Storage System
    • VALUE:
    • £1.5m
    • SECTOR:
    • Battery Storage
    • Tilbury, England


Kirby was responsible for the civil and electrical balance of plant works for a new build battery energy storage system at the Port of Tilbury.

This project included the design, supply and installation of the 11kV main switchgear board and all associated control and protection panels, the installation of a new protection panel in the existing 11kV Tilbury North substation, installation of RMU’s, 11/0.40 kV step-up transformers, PCS’s (inverters) and battery containers and monitoring system throughout the Port of Tilbury site 11kV and LV connection to the entry point of the existing Tilbury North 11kV substation. Kirby also installed a local power distribution unit to distribute the above.


Kirby scope of works included design, civil, electrical and commissioning works.
• Primary Equipment Distribution Connection
• Earthing and Bonding
• Control and Protection System
• MV Cable Connection System
• Fibre Network
• Distribution Underground Cables
• DC Battery Systems
• Generator
• General and Emergency Lighting
• General Service Power
• Fire Detection and Alarm
• Access Control, Intruder and CCTV

Installed plant items included central distribution boards, central control and protection panels, PE battery systems, transformers and 11kV switchgear.

The total project meterage included 5,000m of cable and 24 no. of joints/terminations.