Veolia to deliver low-carbon energy at Alderley Park


Veolia will design, install and operate energy services at Alderley Park in Cheshire.

It will provide around 45GWh of electricity and 200GWh of heat, also helping to deliver energy security and counter climate change by saving around 8,400 tonnes of CO2 each year.

Part of Bruntwood SciTech, Alderley Park is home to the Mereside life science campus.

To deliver the low-carbon energy to power to essential facilities that support the cutting-edge research, the new energy centre and district heating network will include a 5.2MWe combined heat and power plant and 24MWth thermal plant to provide electricity, steam and hot water.

The contract scope includes a fully engineered package, provided by Veolia’s specialist teams, covering decommissioning of existing plant on the site, and design, procurement, equipment supply, project management, installation and commissioning of the new energy centre and heat network.

As well as reducing carbon emissions, the businesses on Alderley Park will also benefit from stable energy supplies with costs that are less susceptible to energy market price changes.
When commissioned, Veolia will provide 24/7 engineering support for operation and maintenance for 15 years through a dedicated on-site team, backed by mobile engineers and helpdesk facility.

This will cover the complete CHP system,  steam and hot water plant, controls, heat network, high and low voltage electrical systems, and metering.

Gavin Graveson, Veolia UK and Ireland’s Executive Vice President, said: “This latest application of modern CHP technology shows how we can help support businesses in their commitment to the environment and the goal of net zero carbon. The real advantage for Alderley Park is that our teams can provide the complete service enabling these innovative businesses to focus on their core activities, with guaranteed energy supplies and predictable energy costs. With an increasing demand for energy, CHP can play a key role in guaranteeing cost effective and sustainable low carbon electricity and heat and make a real difference in delivering the energy needed to maintain ground breaking research activities.”
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