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WSHP – District Heating

The renewable arm of Star Refrigeration – Star Renewable Energy – is sponsoring a site visit to the Queens Quay water source heat pump in Clydebank. With the capacity to deliver up to 5.2MW of heat at 800C, the water source heat pump (WSHP) for district heating is the largest of its kind in the entire in Scotland. It was developed and delivered through a collaborations between West Dunbartonshire Council, Vital Energi and Star Renewable Energy. The heat pump works by leveraging ambient heat from the Clyde Estuary and using ammonia heat pumps to capture that energy, which makes it an extremely low-carbon method of heat generation. In fact, it is expected to produce less than 5% of the emissions associated with gas-burning alternatives, while its coefficient of performance is in excess of 3.0 (or three units of heat produced for every unit of electricity consumed). Housed on the site of the former John Brown’s shipyard, it will service existing buildings and new builds over the coming years, providing 95% of heat demand and 82% of peak demand. The impressive environmental credentials of the Queens Quay heat pump make it an excellent location for a site visit for delegates to the Low-Carbon Heat Conference 2021. Organised by Scottish Renewables and schedule to take place on the 23rd of September 2021, interested parties are invited to register online and make their own way to the site, which is conveniently located near to Clydebank train station and offers good parking access. Once present, visitors will be treated to a guided tour of the energy centre, the abstraction chamber, the two heat pumps at the site and given an overview of the district heating scheme which will provide heat to 1,200 private homes, businesses and public buildings including West College Scotland, Clydebank Leisure Centre, the Town Hall and Clydebank Library.

PRWeb 17th Sept 2021 read more »

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