Veolia signs district energy deal for new Isle of Dogs development

Veolia has signed a 25-year contract with Far East Consortium (FEC), to supply heating and cooing to the district energy network serving the Consort Place development on the Isle of Dogs.

The contract will deliver heating and cooling to the 80,000 sq m mixed-use development comprising 636 apartments, a 231-bed hotel, and a school, along with a pub and smaller retail units. The company says the network will serve some of the tallest residential towers in the Canary Wharf district including the 217-m tall Aspen with 65 storeys, and the neighbouring 125-m high Alta.

Veolia will manage the system and deliver energy supplies from the energy centre, with the baseload for the low carbon energy coming from water-source heat pumps with water-cooled chillers providing the cooling load. To optimise efficiency, heat is recovered from the chillers’ condensers, before the cooling towers, to feed the cold side of the heat pumps, the company adds. This will guarantee delivery of 850 kW of heating and 600 kW of cooling to the network that will serve around 20,000 people.

Veolia adds that it will be fully responsible for all plant and equipment in the energy centre, the district heating mains on the site, and the rising mains up to and including either the consumer interface units (heat meters), or the commercial heat exchangers. This operations and maintenance service will be fully responsible for compliance with all current legislative and regulatory requirements, and produce reports covering carbon emissions, building regulations and local planning.

John Abraham, Chief Operating Officer – Industrial, Water and Energy for Veolia  UK & Ireland said:

This latest contract marks a further step forwards in the drive to make London a sustainable city and advance the decarbonisation of buildings. Providing the essential low carbon power to support new communities and boosting energy efficiency are key to establishing the sustainable cities of the future. By using the latest  technology, and optimising energy management, we can not only power modern living but also make a real contribution towards meeting London’s environmental targets. As one of the biggest cities in the world it is important for London to set an example, and this shows what can be achieved.

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