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Veolia to Manage Low Carbon Energy at Consort Place

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Veolia UK has won a 25-year contract to manage low carbon heating and cooling at the mixed-use Consort Place development on London’s Isle of Dogs.

The contract will support local decarbonisation initiatives by leveraging a new district energy network developed by Far East Consortium (FEC) – in addition to delivering essential heating and cooling to the 80,000 square metre development covering 636 apartments, together with a 231 bed hotel, school, pub, and smaller retail units. The network serves some of the tallest residential towers in the Canary Wharf district including the 217 metre tall Aspen with 65 storeys, and the neighbouring 125 metre high Alta, which has 34 storeys.

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.

The energy and environmental services provider will manage the entire system and deliver energy supplies from the energy centre to each customer on a year round 24/7 basis. As space heating and hot water accounts for about 21% of total UK carbon emissions, the baseload for the low carbon energy comes from the latest water source heat pump technology with water cooled chillers providing the cooling load. To optimise efficiency, heat is recovered from the chillers’ condensers circuits, before the cooling towers, to feed the cold side of the heat pumps. This will guarantee delivery of 850kW of heating and 600kW of cooling to the network that will serve around 20,000 people including residents, hotel guests and other building users.

Veolia specialists 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.

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John Abraham, Chief Operating Officer – Industrial, Water and Energy for Veolia  UK & Ireland, says: “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.”

Veolia currently manages the energy plant and networks across 60 sites and operates over 120 community heating schemes serving large campuses and hospitals in the United Kingdom, distributing low carbon or renewable heat from combined heat and power plants, waste wood biomass, heat pumps, and Energy Recovery Facilities.

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