Contract win

Vital Bringing Water Source Heat Pump Technology to Southwark

In a move that will cement our reputation as a market leader in delivering water source heat pump projects we have been chosen to design, construct and operate the new WSHP heat network which will become the primary heat source for the networks on Consort, Newington and Wyndham housing estates.

The project is set to connect 2,175 homes and will generate 1,772 tonnes of CO2 savings per year.  This represents a 34% reduction in energy usage and will be capable of delivering 3.4MW of renewable energy in addition to making a positive contribution to London’s air quality due to WSHPs having no harmful emissions.

The scheme has already received £7m from the Mayor of London’s Energy Efficiency Fund and the new scheme will replace the existing gas boilers, supporting Southwark in their efforts to tackle the climate emergency.

We’re delighted to be introducing this innovative new technology to help improve local air quality and provide reliable, cost effective heating for the people living on our estates. Working with Vital Energi and with finance from the Mayor’s Fund, this decarbonised heating system takes us another step towards carbon neutrality and promises benefits for many local families.

Cllr Kieron Williams, Cabinet Member Housing Management & Modernisation

Rob Callaghan, Vital Energi, said: “We are proud to be part of such an important project in helping Southwark, London and the UK Government towards our collective goal of a greener, low carbon future. With district heating being technology agnostic, we are able to upgrade the central energy production technology to low carbon sources, in this case Water Source Heat Pumps and with that, using the heat network we can decarbonise 2,175 connected homes.”

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