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Zenobē partners with Select to advance sustainable power solutions

Zenobē has partnered with Select, a subsidiary of Laing O’Rourke, to help provide clean power for construction sites by utilising second-life batteries (refurbished electric bus batteries) and transforming them into portable batteries.

Select will be supplied with 20 portable batteries from Zenobē to be used as temporary power sources that run as a cleaner alternative to diesel generators. One battery unit can store approximately 150kwh of energy and can also connect with the local grid to provide power across a variety of applications, including construction, lifting solutions and electric vehicle charging.

The collaboration marks another significant milestone in advancing Select’s business and aligning with its corporate sustainability strategy, which pledges to achieve operational net zero by 2030. As a leading supplier in the construction industry, this partnership also empowers Select to provide innovative and high-performance sustainable solutions, helping clients reach their net zero goals.

Zenobē Co-Founder Director, Steven Meersman, said “Our portable batteries, made from refurbished electric bus batteries, provide Select Power with a ready and proven solution for their customers to decarbonise their projects. Our flexible funding and technical support provide the technological and sustainability benefits without the need of ownership. Having already been used in the film, events, and logistics industries to much success, we are looking forward to seeing them becoming a regular sight, providing clean and reliable power to construction projects around the country.”

Select’s Product Lead, Ian Fleming, said “Our collaboration with Zenobē represents another pivotal moment in our journey to redefining the future of energy storage in the construction industry. It emphasises Select’s commitment to innovation, sustainability solutions and resilience, setting a new standard for the industry and empowering a cleaner, more reliable construction landscape.”

Find out more information here: https://www.selectplanthire.com/services/power-solutions/

Peter Smith

Head of Product

Pete leads Zenobē’s growing team of Product specialists across all areas of the business. His team oversee our R&D as well as product development in both hardware and software.


He has been working in the European E-Mobility sector from over ten years, specialising in the design, build and delivery of software systems for EV Charging.