Homes and businesses in Liverpool to be heated by water source heat pump

Mersey Heat Energy Centre is set to provide heat to homes and businesses from a water source heat pump in a £2.5 million deal signed with Star Refrigeration Ltd .
The energy centre is under construction at Peel Water’s Liverpool Waters at Princes Dock in Liverpool. The pump will extract heat from the water in the Leeds Liverpool Canal and use it to provide low carbon energy to thousands of homes and businesses around the city via a 6km district heating network.
The project wil be led by Peel NRE’s district heat network specialist Ener-Vate and being built by Vital Energi and the Centre is due to be operational by winter 2024. The district heating network will provide low carbon heat and hot water for up to 6,700 homes and 1.3 million square feet of commercial space at the Liverpool Waters development as well as wider domestic and commercial buildings across Liverpool. This initial phase of the project could supply 20GWh of heat every year with planning permission in place to expand the project to supply around 45GWh (the equivalent of supplying 17,000 new homes with heating and hot water). Local homes and businesses will be able to connect into the existing district heating pipework which has already been installed.
The 8m x 12m pump, which is currently being manufactured in Glasgow, will be delivered to the Mersey Heat Network Energy Centre in the summer.

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