Ampd Energy, an Earthshot Prize finalist that has pioneered the use of battery energy storage systems in urban construction, that their flagship product has been launched in the UK, deployed to London’s Olympia Redevelopment. In partnership with Laing O’Rourke, principal contractor for the Olympia Redevelopment, and subsidiary Select, the “Enertainer” has powered three cranes at the construction project in the six weeks since it’s deployment in December. 

With over 130 of the smart batteries live across building sites in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia, the Enertainer is a plug and play device designed for the electrification of construction.

Providing clean, quiet and fully automated energy delivery, it enables construction to transition away from fossil fuels. Thirty times quieter than a diesel generator, the Enertainer is designed for the tough, dynamic and space-constrained needs of construction sites.

In the six weeks since the Enertainer has been operational the advanced energy storage system has introduced significant financial and environmental advantages; over the life of the project, an Enertainer will be more cost effective than using diesel generators, as well as saving space and manpower time. 

According to the IEA, the combined building and construction sector is responsible for 30 per cent of total global final energy consumption and 27 per cent of total emissions in the overall energy sector. Compared to fossil fuel generators, the Enertainer reduces carbon footprints by up to 90 per cent, is significantly quieter, emits zero air pollutants, and eliminates diesel handling and usage risks. 

With very few moving parts, the Enertainer has minimal maintenance and zero refuelling downtime. By replacing diesel with electricity from the grid network, the Enertainer can also realise significant cost-savings as well as operational benefits for construction sites in the UK and around the world. Additionally, as an IoT enabled device, the Enertainer can be remotely monitored anytime and anywhere, providing a deep level of data-transparency for data-driven decision making. The Enertainer is the first energy storage system in the UK able to power such large construction equipment which will be crucial as the construction sector looks to reduce its environmental impact.

This partnership with Select has entailed the deployment of the Enertainer in central London, and is available now across the rest of the UK.

Brandon Ng, CEO and Co-Founder of AMPD Energy commented:

“We are proud to have launched our first European deployment for the Olympia Redevelopment. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to demonstrate the ‘Enertainer’s’ compelling environmental and commercial impacts, right here in London. 

We’re excited by the platform’s ability to transform construction and are proud to be partnering with industry leaders like Select and Laing O’Rourke, as we continue our journey towards making this a reality. We look forward to building on this first deployment over the course of 2023, powering cleaner, cheaper construction in the UK and across the world.” 

From Ian Fleming- Select Site Services Product Leader at Olympia Redevelopment commented: 

“The Ampd Enertainer is a game changer for site electrics and its infrastructure. Not only does it enable us to power the crane on a small grid connection, but the innovative design allows us to feed it with small power cables and charge it when site demand for power is low. It has the capacity to run additional equipment so we are looking at other applications for it already.”

From Stephen Bradby –  Plant & Engineering Technical Leader at Select commented: 

“At Select, we understand our responsibility to challenge the norm and champion new sustainable technology. We’ve made significant investment in zero emission equipment and can now offer plant including our battery-powered crawler cranes and drilling rigs to our customers that dramatically reduce carbon emissions. We’re constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible through collaboration with innovative partners like Ampd Energy. When we were approached by Ampd Energy we immediately saw the opportunity to help eliminate diesel and its derivatives, from sites, particularly the ones using our large tower cranes, with high power demands. Each one of these Ampd units removes a 500kVA generator and all its associated emissions, noise, space, and cost. It really is making a vast improvement on the environmental impact of construction.”

About Ampd Energy

Ampd Energy is a construction technology company based in Hong Kong that is dedicated to making the construction industry emission-free. To achieve this goal, Ampd Energy has developed the Enertainer, an advanced and connected battery system that replaces the dirty, noisy, and hazardous diesel generators used on construction sites.

The Enertainer has been deployed in numerous construction projects and has proven to be effective in reducing emissions, increasing reliability, and lowering costs. Recently, it has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Earthshot Prize in the Clean Our Air category. The Enertainer is now available in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and the UK.

For more information, visit: https://www.ampd.energy/ 

About Select 

Select is one of the UK’s largest, and most capable, suppliers of equipment and services to the construction industry.

With over 30 years of experience, Select has built an excellent reputation as one of the UK’s largest and most diverse suppliers of choice for equipment, accommodation, and services to the construction industry.

We understand the critical role logistics, engineering, working environment, safety, and reliability play in modern construction. Our considered approach ensures our customers receive so much more than the tools to get the job done.

Our expertise enables us to work with our clients to develop solutions that maximise efficiency and deliver real value to a project, setting us apart from our competitors.

For more information, visit: www.selectplanthire.com 

About Laing O’Rourke

Laing O’Rourke is an international engineering and construction company delivering state-of-the-art infrastructure and buildings projects for clients in the UK, Middle East and Australia.

Certainty, reliability, security – that’s what our client’s want. And, at Laing O’Rourke, we have over 150 years of experience delivering it.

Our highly-trained and committed people understand the challenges of modern construction, the stakeholders involved, and how to work collaboratively to manage the process and achieve our client’s aims.

We combine this expertise with purposeful technology, wielding innovations like engineering and AI to yield powerful results.

For more information, visit: www.laingorourke.com, @laing_orourke.

About Olympia 

The £1 billion regeneration of Olympia is set to be London’s newest cultural destination with a taste for the spectacular – uniting art, education, entertainment, technology and creative industries.

Designed by a Heatherwick Studio and SPPARC Architecture, the rejuvenation of the capital’s busiest events venue – which attracts more than 1.6 million visitors each year – sees the addition of five live entertainment venues, a creative arts school, two globally renowned hotels, 20+ restaurants and eateries, creative offices and studios, and 2.5 acres of gardens and public realm. 

You can read more about the plans at www.olympia.co.uk , as well as the importance of sustainability to the development, in our ESG policy

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