Pinsent Masons advises on construction and sale of landmark Tynemouth Energy Storage project

16 May 2017 | 04:44 pm |

International law firm Pinsent Masons has advised Element Power on the construction, procurement and sale of its Tynemouth Energy Storage project to ENEL for an undisclosed sum.

Last summer, the storage project in North East England broke new ground when it won one of the eight contracts with National Grid to provide services as part of its first enhanced frequency response tender. The initiative aims to alleviate grid constraint due to the UK’s increasingly diverse energy generation mix.

Pinsent Masons says the 25 Megawatt project signifies a step change for the UK's energy industry as the market provides solutions to ensure essential energy supply remains in balance and resilient.

Pinsent Masons' energy partner, Ian McCarlie, led a team advising Element Power on the sale supported by senior associate Paul McGuickin. Energy partner, Melanie Grimmitt, lead on the procurement and construction work with a team which included senior associate Helen Bone associate Alex Murdie and solicitor Raphael Tuffin.

Commenting on the deal McCarlie said: "Energy storage has received significant interest in recent months as the UK grapples with increasing demands on its grid network together with the diversification of its energy mix. Innovative technology such as battery storage will become increasingly important to the future of the UK's energy supply. This ground breaking project will increase efficiency and improve resilience across the grid."

Element Power is a leading independent international developer and investor in energy projects.

Latest press releases

Show me all press releases

Pinsent Masons enters German alternative legal services market with Xenion acquisition

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has announced two acquisitions that will enable it to launch its flexible legal resourcing brand, Vario, into Germany.

Pinsent Masons advises CANCOM SE on its capital increase

International law firm Pinsent Masons has advised CANCOM SE on its share capital increase, valued at €174.2 million.

Pinsent Masons appoints new Head of Tax Fraud Investigations

International law firm Pinsent Masons has further enhanced its commercial litigation, regulatory and tax litigation practice with the appointment of Andrew Sackey as a contentious tax partner in its London office. Andrew will work with clients across each of the firm's five key global sectors – Energy, Infrastructure, Financial Services, Real Estate and Advanced Manufacturing & Technology.

People who viewed this press release also viewed

Show me all press releases

Pinsent Masons appoints new Head of Tax Fraud Investigations

International law firm Pinsent Masons has further enhanced its commercial litigation, regulatory and tax litigation practice with the appointment of Andrew Sackey as a contentious tax partner in its London office. Andrew will work with clients across each of the firm's five key global sectors – Energy, Infrastructure, Financial Services, Real Estate and Advanced Manufacturing & Technology.

Voters urge business to 'find its voice' in UK election debate

Two out of three voters believe business should 'make its voice heard' on the choices facing the UK electorate as the general election approaches.

Pinsent Masons appoints Ian Laing as Global Head of Infrastructure

International law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed Ian Laing to lead its global infrastructure team.

For all media enquiries, including arranging an interview with one of our spokespeople, please contact the press office on

+44 (0)20 7418 8199 or 

Location contacts