We are delighted to announce that three of our clients have made it onto the shortlists at the Association for Decentralised Energy’s (ADE) Annual Awards, which this year will celebrate not only recent successes, but will also honour some of the most outstanding projects of the last decade.
The three projects which have made the shortlist are:
The Guardbridge Biomass Energy Centre & District Heating Network – Public Sector category in the Visionary Project Award.
The University of St Andrews is targeting to become the first University in the UK to be carbon neutral for energy. Working with Vital Energi, the first major step in achieving this vision was to install a 6.5MW biomass energy centre in Guardbridge and connect it to 41 buildings in the North Haugh University Campus in St Andrews via a 23km district heating network. The result: a reduction of over 6,000 tonnes of CO2 each year, some 20% of the University’s total emissions.
King’s Cross - Homes & Communities Project of the Decade
King’s Cross, is Europe’s largest and most prestigious urban regeneration project. A flagship development not just in terms of its size, but also its message for the future – a community where sustainable living sets an example for many years to come.
The project is unique as Metropolitan King’s Cross Ltd are delivering a complete utility and energy solution. The heat solution, a scalable District Energy Network, was delivered through a partnership between Metropolitan and Vital Energi, which enabled the creation of a future-proof sustainable communit
The Natural History Museum – Public Sector Project of the Decade
Cynergin, Vital Energi and the Natural History Museum worked together to create the Trigeneration scheme serving the iconic Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. Last year marked the 10th anniversary and the project continues to exceed its guaranteed savings delivering £11.4million and 15,559 of CO2 in savings so far.
Marketing Manager, Abby Whitelock commented, “It’s fantastic that the ADE have recognised that projects which have been installed for a number of years deserve to win awards. The ADE are one of the first to do this as awards are usually given to recently completed projects. This year’s shortlist has some fantastic projects and, as always, the awards promise to be a great advertisement for the successful development and growth of the decentralised energy market.”
22.08.17 by Beth.Milligan
| Existing Residential | New build residential / mixed use | Power generation and distribution
Major District Heating Scheme
London’s latest £85m district heating infrastructure is taking shape in Enfield and will be delivered by Vital Energi on behalf of energetik, the energy company owned by Enfield Council.
The new district heating london network will accommodate up to 30,000 homes and businesses, including the £6bn Meridian Water development. energetik want to revolutionise the local energy market and improve the reputation of district heating, in a currently unregulated market, to ensure customers receive a quality service.
Vital Energi will design, build, operate and maintain the main energy centre for Meridian Water and install the district heating network over the next 12 years, under a contract worth £15m. This heat network is part of an integrated energy and regeneration strategy in Enfield that will interconnect with energetik’s other networks at Arnos Grove and Ponders End.
Enfield Council is committed to cutting carbon emissions in the borough by 40% by 2020, and the carbon footprint of homes connected to the energetik network will be up to 80% less than homes with conventional heating. The scheme underpins Enfield’s regeneration ambitions for the future and will provide £225m of economic, environmental and social benefits to local residents and businesses whilst creating new jobs in the area.
Rob Callaghan, Regional Director (London & South) for Vital Energi commented, “We are very excited to be working on a project of this magnitude in London. With energetik’s ambitious vision, we look forward to changing the perception of district heating and showcasing the benefits that energy networks can bring to a local community.”
Jayne Clare, energetik’s Managing Director added, “The work that Vital Energi will undertake on behalf of energetik delivers the strategic infrastructure that will help to secure Enfield’s energy needs for decades to come. Implementing our specification to the standard we expect challenges the norm of district heating practices. So we are very happy to have such experienced partners in Vital Energi, helping us raise the bar for our customers and the wider industry.”
Vital Energi and energetik will work together to provide low-cost, low-carbon, reliable heating for the residents of Enfield and look forward to connecting the first customers to the scheme later in 2017.
02.08.17 by daniella.rimola
| Event | Industry News | Power generation and distribution
Key Highlights from the #developingheatnetworks Event 2017
Over 50 industry professionals gathered in Manchester in June to hear from some of the key organisations that are driving district heating network projects forward across the UK.
Senior energy managers from Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Leeds City Council, Enervate, Sweco, University of Strathclyde, Allied London and Vital Energi took us on a journey through their own experiences of developing and delivering heat network projects and talked around some invaluable insights.
They taught us that ‘no one size fits all’ in commercial & technical modelling, but to stay true to our project drivers whilst deciding upon one of the many procurement and planning options available. We were quick to agree that whilst funding and finance is readily available on the market, getting that finance at the time a project needs it can prove a little more difficult, but can be overcome; and that striking the right balance between qualitative and quantitative scoring in the tender process will provide you with the best long-term solution.
This short video captures the highlights, and marks the beginning of a series of short films and blog posts that will keep our discussions alive by delving deeper into some of the insights that were uncovered during the event.
Look out for our next blog about #developingheatnetworks or sign up to our newsletter to receive.
If you would like to discuss your energy project with one of our speakers or a member of the Vital team, please send us an email at email@example.com.
11.07.17 by Gordon.Coates
| Awards | Commercial and Industrial Energy | Event | Existing Residential | Further Education | Healthcare | Industry News | New build residential / mixed use | Power generation and distribution | Public Sector
We Need Your Vote in The Construction Enquirer Awards
We Need Your Vote for the Construction Enquirer Awards
The Construction Enquirer Awards is one of the most prestigious nights in the industry calendar and we are proud to have been nominated in the Best Specialist Contractor To Work With Category (£25m).
The awards are decided by a public vote and we’re calling on all our valued clients, subcontractors and suppliers to vote for us and give us the very best chance of bringing home this fantastic accolade.
If you’d like to support us by voting, it only takes a minute… You simply click on the link below, click the radial button next to our logo and then enter a few simple details.
20.06.17 by Gordon.Coates
| New build residential / mixed use
Vital Energi Wins Sixth Ardmore Project on £170m Development
Ardmore has awarded Vital Energi with the contract to provide the energy solution for the £170 million mixed-use residential-led Ram Quarter Development. This will be Vital Energi’s sixth collaboration with Ardmore, with previous successes including the Limehouse Basin development and the City Road Tower in Islington.
Vital will be working with Ardmore’s professional team to supply and install the new low-carbon energy centre which will house two 229kW combined heat and power engines, two 25,000 litre thermal stores, four 963kW boilers, with the capacity to add a fifth, and two 1MW chillers.
Vital Energi will also be installing the hydraulic interface units, risers and laterals, and heating and cooling meters for the development, Phase One of which will see the creation of 338 apartments and a variety of commercial units too.
Rob Callaghan, Regional Director for Vital Energi commented, “This is a development which is rich in heritage and history and we are delighted to be delivering a 21st century low-carbon energy solution. This project also marks the sixth time we have partnered with Ardmore and we are happy to be continuing our relationship on another great project.”
The former Ram Brewery in Wandsworth has a continuous history as a brewing site dating back almost 500 years, and is being developed by the Chinese investment company Greenland Group. In addition to the residential buildings, the development will also create new public spaces, shops, restaurants, cafés, a microbrewery and a heritage centre to celebrate the site’s history.
We’ve launched a brand new website dedicated to London and the South district energy market and you can find it here: www.vitalenergi.co.uk/london
The website, marks a key growth milestone for our London team who have increased their number of completed and live projects from 51 to 60 in the last year for 27 clients, with a highly experienced and skilled workforce.
Hear about London's energy news, past and present, and the carbon and cost-reducing services and technologies on offer to the capital's developers, main contractors, local authorities and key stakeholders.
Read how Vital Energi have developed energy generation and district heating projects and successfully reduced capital and operational energy costs, long term energy bills and carbon emissions.
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