Sustainable Energy Company Vital Energi have been formally awarded the £3.1 million contract to deliver Phase 1 of the Somers Town Heat Network in Euston, which will include a new energy centre and 0.5km of district heating.
The new energy centre will replace the existing main heating plant serving four residential blocks in the Somers Town area of King’s Cross, London NW1 and export electricity to the new Francis Crick medical research Institute which is due for completion in 2015/16.
The project will be delivered in two phases. Phase 1 will be the new energy centre and heating network to four residential blocks. Following a period of load study for phase one, phase two will be awarded to add a CHP engine to the energy centre and export electricity to the Francis Crick medical research Institute.
Rob Callaghan, Vital Energi’s Regional Director for London and the South commented, “We have already seen Camden Council establish themselves as one of the leaders of sustainable energy and their achievements with projects like King’s Cross show what councils can achieve when they successfully place sustainability at the heart of their energy strategy. We are thrilled to be working with Camden Council once again and look forward to helping to make another substantial contribution to London’s energy infrastructure.”
We are delighted to say that Vital Energi’s relationship with the project promises to last well into the future as we will be operating the new boiler plant and heat network for 15 years