Due Diligence and PAC Support for Longridge, Wickham and Thurcroft BESS Projects

Published January 2021

Everoze was delighted to provide due diligence services to Gresham House for the Longridge, Wickham Market and Thurcroft battery storage projects (each 50MW). This was followed up by through-construction support, with Everoze reviewing all as-built documentation and performing multiple visits to each site to capture and list any snagging items as early as possible. Everoze tracked closure of items and monitored progress against contractual requirements to enable Provisional Acceptance Certification (PAC) of the projects.

This approach was well received by both Gresham and the EPC contractor, as it enabled issues to be resolved during construction and commissioning, avoiding the need to remobilize contractors and helping to ensure a prompt handover process at PAC.

Bozkurt Aydinoglu, Investment Director at Gresham House, commented: “We are impressed by the great work Everoze has done on these projects and transactions. PAC-style engagement throughout the later stages of construction and commissioning was beneficial to all parties. Everoze’s thorough approach to the work as well as its pragmatism within the PAC reviews and responsiveness to updates under tight timescales were much appreciated.”

Robin Redfern, Everoze project manager for this work, comments that; “Working closely with Gresham, the EPC contractor and other parties right from initial concept design review at the due diligence stage, through to checking of commissioning tests, punch list snagging and as-built reviews at PAC, has enabled us to ensure a high level of continuity and inherent understanding of these projects.

For us, it is always interesting and, we believe, very beneficial, to provide holistic support through desk-based reviews alongside boots-on-the-ground inspections and close-working with our client and their contractors. This has been made all the more successful and enjoyable by the friendly, pragmatic and constructive relationships we’ve experienced with all parties involved.

Delighted to have contributed to another 150 MW of battery storage supporting the GB grid!”