Work to get underway in Aberdeen on build of £10m heat network

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VITAL Energi is to begin work next week on the build of a £10 million heat network in the Torry area of Aberdeen.

The system will supply heat for hundreds of homes in the area, as well as Deeside Family Centre, Tullos Primary School and the Torry social work office.

Heat will be taken and supplied to the properties from the energy of a waste plant currently being constructed in the East Tullos industrial estate. The facility will dispose of non-recyclable waste from Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray councils.

Work will involve the installation of more than 3.7 miles of underground pipes, as well as new internal installation, heat metering, and heat supply pipes to the interior of the building.

The main spine heat distribution pipes from the heat distribution facility are to be routed underneath the Aberdeen to Dundee railway line to connect with the existing heating network in Torry.

Aberdeen City Council leader, councillor Jenny Laing, said, “It is great to see work is starting next week on the new Torry Heat Network which will bring low-cost heat to tenants’ homes and public buildings.

“This will help people with fuel poverty and ensuring they have somewhere warm to live, as well as helping Aberdeen with the goal of reaching net zero for the city.”

Mike Cooke, MD north & Scotland at Vital Energi, added, “We are pleased to be working with Aberdeen City Council on this innovative project which will harness heat from waste and deliver efficient and affordable low carbon heat to the residents of Torry, whilst helping the council on its journey to net zero.”