Veolia to power ‘UK’s largest’ single-site life science campus

The CHP and thermal project is forecast to save around 8,400 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year

Veolia has announced it will deliver low carbon energy to Alderley Park, which is considered to be the largest single-site life science campus in the UK.

Designed, installed and operated by the global resource company, the new energy service will provide around 45GWh of electricity and 200GWh of heat to support companies involved in bioscience and technology.

The project is forecast to save around 8,400 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year.

The plan is to build a 5.2MW combined heat and power (CHP) plant and 24MW thermal plant.

Alderley Park in Cheshire is home to Mereside life science campus which offers more than one million square foot laboratory space and is home to a community of more than 60 and 150 companies.

Gavin Graveson, Executive Vice President at Veolia UK and Ireland, said: “With an increasing demand for energy, CHP can play a key role in guaranteeing cost-effective and sustainable low carbon electricity and make a real difference in delivering the energy needed to maintain groundbreaking research activities.”

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