Torry Heat Network to be showcased at public event
A public drop-in event is being held on Monday for residents in the Torry area to find out more about the new heat network being built.
The event, which is being held at Tullos School from 6pm to 9pm, will have staff from Aberdeen City Council and the main contractor Vital Energi on hand to answer questions about the Torry Heat Network which will provide almost 300 homes with low-cost energy.
The £10 million Torry Heat Network will supply heat for 146 flats in the three high rises at Morven Court, Brimmond Court, and Grampian Court, Deeside Family Centre, along with Provost Hogg Court and Balnagask House, Tullos Primary School, Torry social work office, and about 150 homes in Balnagask Circle, Balnagask Court, and the Farquhar Road stub blocks.
The heat will be supplied by the energy from waste plant which is being constructed in East Tullos industrial estate to dispose of non-recyclable waste from Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray Councils, and the work includes a heat distribution facility which will be located within the former waste transfer station building beside the EfW site.
As well as work to streets to install the more than 3.7 miles of underground pipes, the Torry Heat Network project also includes new internal installations, heat metering, and heat supply pipes to the interior of the buildings.
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.
It is expected the work will finish late 2023, depending on weather and availability of materials worldwide.
Vital Energi is carrying out local stakeholder engagement as part of the work for constructing the network.
The project is to receive £5.787m of grant funding from the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Programme and the European Regional Development Fund.