Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners expects to take its total investment in the UK National Grid’s Pathfinder projects to over £220m (€241.3m) as it builds the portfolio over the next 24 months.

The company said that it had been awarded contracts for four new synchronous condenser projects in Phase 2 of the Pathfinder programme.

National Grid launched the Pathfinder programme to source critical grid stability services from other technologies.

Once fully constructed and operational, Quinbrook’s synchronous condenser portfolio would offer critical support services to National Grid, using well-established synchronous condenser technology, which was designed to operate on a continuous 24/7 basis, Rory Quinlan, co-founder and managing partner of Quinbrook, said.

Quinbrook had now assembled the largest portfolio of Pathfinder synchronous condenser assets in the UK designed to provide vital stability services to National Grid, enabling more renewables to be safely and reliably connected to the power transmission network, he said.

The Australian company would lead equipment specification and procurement and continue its policy to prioritise the use of local contractors and specialists during construction works.

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