In 2019 we were appointed as the civil engineering and construction partner for FastNed UK. FastNed is building a pan-European network of superfast charging stations which all electric cars can use to charge.
In 2019 we were appointed as the civil engineering and construction partner for Fastned UK.
Fastned is building a pan-European network of superfast charging stations for all electric cars.
We initially installed ten charging bays at the Energy Superhub with 300 kW of power available, capable of adding 300 miles of range in just 20 minutes for hundreds of EVs per day. Six of those vehicle charging hubs are in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, providing up to 175kW in charging capacity. Also, we have constructed stations in Dundee (just off the A90), Whitley Bay, Keel Row and Speculation Place, with the electricity provided by a sustainable energy supplier through solar and other renewable sources.
Our remit includes the installation of all substructure, superstructure, civil engineering and finishing works including foundations, tarmacking, ducting and HV substation foundations.
Additionally, we have installed the wing structures, LV chargers, electrical wiring, and connections.
The bespoke wing structures are manufactured and imported from the Netherlands and erected onsite by ACS Construction Group’s operatives.
The Energy Superhubs combine transmission-connected batteries and power infrastructure for EV charging, to enable more renewables and accelerate the decarbonisation of transport.
Each charging hub will be powered entirely by renewable energy. With 10 MW of installed capacity onsite, the hub can scale up with EV adoption to provide charging for 400 vehicles, helping to support the estimated 36 million EVs expected on UK roads by 2040.
Fastned’s important addition of charging infrastructure is helping to meet the rapid and continuous increase in electric cars.