We Strive For Sustainability And Responsible Operations
At Sev.en Global Investments we focus on innovation and new technologies which have a positive impact on the environment such as large-scale battery storages, carbon capture and storage technologies, hydrogen solutions, air quality improvement projects or land reclamation projects for our mining companies.
We support transition toward fully sustainable industries with zero carbon emissions in the long-term.
Being Good Neighbours
We strive for our portfolio companies to be a vital part of their communities, and we support their community engagement and activities. Our roots in Sev.en Energy provide a strong experience and track record in helping communities in which we operate.
Talent, Safety, And
Stability For Our People
We focus on long term commitment to the acquired businesses and their stakeholders.
We support local teams with their innovative and enterpreneurial approach. We foster cooperation among the businesses and with 7GI and Sev.en Energy groups. We believe our people are our strongest asset. We are committed to ensuring their stability, growth and well being.
Integrity And Responsible Operations Of Our Assets
7GI works with the local management teams, policymakers and regulators to assess and mitigate risks of our operations in the each given industry. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations and refrain from any activity which is illegal or unethical. 7GI has adopted a set of key group policies that drive our business in all areas where we operate.
World Leader in Merchant Battery Storage Projects
7GI jointly with InterGen UK has been preparing several large scale investments into sustainable energy capabilities in the form of a battery storage centers in the UK which are amongst the largest battery storage developments in the world. These projects are in the forefront of InterGen’s strategy in the area of renewable technologies and examples of the mission to deliver flexible electricity solutions that everyone relies on in a low-carbon world.
These projects would provide a flexible generation to meet growing grid system and flexible generation requirements in the UK. The lithium-ion batteries are proven technology that can store renewable energy generated by wind and solar for flexible deployment during the peak times of the day. Their construction will also bring other benefits, incl. new jobs during development and operation, demand for local suppliers, and support to the local initiatives and community.
The new energy park is adjacent to InterGen’s existing combinedand open-cycle gas plants at Spalding.
The planned four-hour battery system has a total capacity of 175 MW, and is able to deliver up to 700 MWh of electricity in a single discharge.
The site has future potential for battery storage expansion by an additional 50-100 MW.
The project obtained planning consent from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in 2019.
Located 1 km from the existing 800 MW Coryton gas-fired combined cycle power plant and within the London Gateway logistics park.
The projected battery energy storage system has a rated electrical output of up to 1.3 GWh (320 MW).
The project is more than 10x the size of the largest battery currently in operation in the UK and is set to be one of the world’s largest.
InterGen received revised Section 36 planning consent for the Gateway project from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in 2020.
Landmark CO2 Capture And Storage Project In Australia
In Australia, InterGen’s subsidiary OzGen owns two coal-fired advanced cycle supercritical plants with carbon emissions 19% below traditional coal-fired plants and lowest in the Australia’s National Electricity Market.
Millmerran, the 850 MW supercritical plant, is currently the site of an industry-leading CO2 capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) project developed jointly by OzGen and Glencore affiliate, Carbon Transport and Storage Company, with the support of The Australian Coal Industry and Australian government.
The first pilot project at the Millmerran Power Station will have capacity to capture and store 120,000 tonne per annum from the flue gas output by Millmerran.
Its operations are initially planned for 7 years, during which it will provide opportunity for intensive research and development. Commercial operations are expected beyond this initial term.
This investment is part of an ongoing ESG effort by InterGen and Millmerran (and OzGen) benefit not only from the commercial arrangements but also from the demonstration of the technological feasibility to operate fossil fuel assets environmentally responsibly. This improves recognition of Millmerran’s ESG efforts in both the local communities and global energy community as well as with the regulatory bodies - which reflects positively on Millmerran asset lifetime expectancy.
Teplárna Kladno & Teplárna Zlín
Transition Story — From Coal To Gas And Biomass
7GI acquired the two heat and power plants in August 2019 and successfully integrated them into the Czech portfolio of Sev.en Energy – maximised synergies while increasing sustainability of the heat and power production. Teplárno Kladno is called „laboratory of technology“ due to its innovative approach to greener technologies.
7GI an Sev.en Energy asset management teams launched a series of technical analyses for increased usage of alternative fuels including gas and biomass, and for an efficient lignite usage from mines operated by Sev.en Energy.
We integrated the company into a trading platform of Sev.en Commodities incl. electricity wholesale, grid support services, supply of lignite and purchase of carbon emission allowances.
Teplárna Zlín Lignite To Gas Transformation
Teplárna Zlín undergoes an intensive preparation for transition from lignite-based technology to gasbased. The company is in the process of selecting its subcontractors and expects the new gas-based boiler K23 to be fully running in 2022.
The 7GI and asset management teams analyse gas conversions of the additional boilers.
7GI also leads further implementation of sustainable operational efficiency including correction of low and high pressure hot water systems, reductions of losses in the heat network etc.
Teplárna Kladno Biomass Study
Under our integration initiatives, Teplárna Kladno increased its share of energy produced from biomass. In 2020, it produced c. 19 GWh of sustainable electricity, replacing 13 kt of lignite with 30 kt of biomass and resulting in reduction of CO2 of over 16 kt. In 2021, the company consumed 86 kt of biomass, and plans to use 119 kt in 2022, i.e. 4× compared to 2020.
The company also tested other alternative fuels including industrial and municipal waste.
Blackhawk Mining, LLC
Blackhawk Reclamation Projects
Land restoration is an integral part of coal mining and at Blackhawk Mining, we cooperate closely with regulatory agencies and local communities to minimize the impact of mining activities.
Over the last 4 years, Blackhawk has reclaimed over 10 000 acres (4000 Ha) of land and received the Phase I release from the regulatory agency.
Blackhawk has won 6 reclamation awards on its surface operations both in Kentucky and West Virginia and has several more projects running in 2021.
In 2020, Blackhawk elected to take over mining permits for over 7000 acres (2800 Ha) of disturbed land from a bankrupt coal company with the objective of land restoration. Since then, Blackhawk has made significant progress and has achieved Phase I bond release of large portions of the land.
In 1997, Blackhawk started a partnership with local agencies to reintroduce elk to eastern Kentucky after 150 years of absence. Between 1997 and 2002, over 1500 elk were reintroduced to the eastern Kentucky coal fields and flourish there. To date, the elk numbers have increased above 7000 and in 2019, some of these elk were used to populate a newly-established Wildlife Center in Bell County, Kentucky.