City Legacy Consortium appointed Vital Energi, under instructions from Glasgow City Council, to design, install, commission, test and operate a low-carbon energy system. Vital Energi’s bespoke system helped to decrease emissions there by 95%.
Delivering all the heating and hot water to the development, the system comprised a 28km buried network of Vital Energi’s pre-insulated pipes. The pipes are joined with the trademarked Band Muff jointing system, which can extend the installation’s lifecycle to 50 years.
The system also comes with the most accurate alarm system on the market, which can pinpoint problems to an area between one and three metres in size. The system supplies the 700 homes in the Athletes’ Village, the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and Emirates Arena (formerly the National Indoor Sports Arena and Velodrome) and a 120-bed care home.
In addition to the district heating network, Vital Energi also designed, installed and built the CHP energy centre. This is one of the largest district heating installations in the UK and almost double the size of the installation at the Olympics.