Falkirk Council appoints McDermott to deliver district heating upgrade

MCDERMOTT Group has announced it has landed a £4 million district heating upgrade project.

The firm said 125 homes, three schools and Falkirk Council offices are all set to benefit from the scheme to extend an existing district heating system and create a private wire network at Callendar Park.

Falkirk Council has appointed McDermott to reconfigure and extend the existing network which currently serves six tower blocks at Callendar Park. The upgrade will extend the network to a further three tower blocks. Electricity generated from the plant will serve three local schools and nearby council offices.

The upgrade works are expected to start in March and are due for completion by the end of the year. A £40,000 community investment fund has been set up as part of the project to support local initiatives including repairs to community buildings, the creation of new community facilities and support for education projects.

McDermott Group director Iain Muir said, “Following a competitive tender process where we scored highest on both quality and price, we are delighted to have been appointed to complete this work. This is one of several large district heating and private wire projects we have won in recent years, further reinforcing our status as Scotland’s leading district heating specialists for social housing. As a company, we have a proven track record of working in partnership with our clients and delivering sector-leading results.”