Issue details

Award of Design and Build contract at the Halewick Lane Battery Storage site

The Halewick Lane Battery Storage project proposes the re-development of the previously derelict North Sompting Waste Management Site into an income generating battery storage project.

 

Following a review of the details previously approved by the Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change, a revised business case indicates that revisions to the scheme by using a first-life battery option will generate increased revenue from the project and expanding the scheme will provide better value for money. Therefore, the Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change approved a re-procurement process increasing the system size to 24MW with the specification of first life batteries.

 

A call-off contract through the REFIT Framework is required which will permit a contractor to develop and complete a fully costed design, known in the framework terms as an Investment Grade Proposal.

 

At the conclusion of the call-off contract, the Assistant Director (Environment and Public Protection) will be asked to award the full design and build contract for the scheme.

 

 

 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: Sompting & North Lancing;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/04/2023

Decision due: July 2024 by Assistant Director (Environment and Public Protection) (Wayne Lewis)

Lead member: Wayne Lewis, Assistant Director (Environment and Public Protection) wayne.lewis@westsussex.gov.uk

Contact: Emma Ford Email: emma.ford@westsussex.gov.uk Tel: 033 022 22196.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the decision maker, via the report author, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.

 

Consultees

No consultees currently identified

 

Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052

Background papers

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