ENGIE selects three potential solutions partners for Rugeley re-development

11th April 2019

Following a call for solutions for managing the visual and noise pollution of an electricity sub-station at Rugeley Power Station, ENGIE has selected three companies with which to enter into more detailed dialogue.

ENGIE is engaged in the re-development of the Rugeley site and one major challenge is the presence of a 400kV electricity sub-station on the site that cannot be moved or demolished. As part of its ‘Call for Solutions’ programme, ENGIE invited businesses that may be able to help mitigate visual and noise pollution issues to submit proposals.

The three companies chosen for further discussions are Sonobex Ltd, MZA Consulting Engineers and EPNC Ltd.

ENGIE Innovation and Solutions Director Ben Watts commented: “We are pleased to confirm that these are the three companies that we have selected to enter into more detailed dialogue with the project team regarding the application of their solutions as part of the Rugeley project.

“Whilst each of the solutions had certain strengths in their own right, we felt that there were potential benefits in combining aspects of other proposals. We therefore intend to explore the possibility of combining two or more of these ideas (and the skills that these companies provide) as part of an integrated solution.”

Sonobex undertakes research into innovative noise control technologies and has developed a new acoustic panel technology called NoiseTrap®.

MZA Consulting Engineers provide building engineering and acoustics design and advisory services with expertise in acoustics, noise and vibration control in industry.

EPNC Ltd is a consultancy with an in-house team of power and energy experts covering the lifecycle of high voltage power systems and equipment.

As master developer of the Rugeley Power Station site, ENGIE will combine its unique combination of capabilities in energy, services and regeneration, to lead the transformation of the former 1GW coal fired power station site into an entirely new sustainable and smart community.

The planned mixed-use development has the potential to include more than 2,000 new low carbon homes, including later-living communities, as well as a substantial number of commercial buildings.  ENGIE is targeting that a minimum of 30% of the new homes created on the site will constitute affordable housing.

The ENGIE Innovation platform gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to make their ideas a reality and work together to build the solutions for tomorrow's digital world. ENGIE was the first corporate organisation to partner with Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) in using the new KTN-innovation eXchange (KTN-iX) online innovation transfer platform for its Call for Solutions programme.