A former shipbuilding hub on the Clyde is set to be one of Scotland’s greenest towns if new proposals to create a pioneering district heating network go ahead. The environmentally friendly scheme will use water pumped from the river to warm new homes, businesses and public buildings being constructed as part of the £250 million Queen’s Quay regeneration project in Clydebank, on the site of the renowned John Brown’s shipyard. The new district heat network will be the largest and most ambitious ever created in Scotland and will enable thermal energy, often wasted in power generation and industrial processes, to be captured and supplied directly to householders and workplaces. The carbon-free system uses water source heat pump technology and is designed to allow future expansion. This means the nearby Golden Jubilee Hospital as well a s the wider Clydebank area could be added later.
Scotsman 26th Oct 2017 read more »