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Queen's Quay set for Scotland's first large-scale water source heat pump

By District Energy posted 01-04-2019 12:00


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The £250m Queen’s Quay regeneration project in Clydebank is set to be the site of one of the UK’s most exciting energy projects, creating Scotland’s first of its kind large-scale water source heat pump scheme

The Queen’s Quay scheme will use the water source heat pump to connect to a district heating network which will be delivered by Vital Energi.

The ground-breaking scheme will initially see the installation of 5MW of water source heat pumps (2 x 2.5MW) which will take heat from the river Clyde and use it to provide heating and hot water for the surrounding development.  The heat generated at the energy centre will be pumped through 2.5km of district heating pipe connecting local homes, businesses and public buildings.

Scott Lutton, Operations Manager for Vital Energi said: “This is a very exciting moment in the history of Scotland’s energy infrastructure.  While there have been small open water source heat pumps in the past, this is by far the largest to date.

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