Saturday, May 30, 2020

Newark’s SHARC Energy Systems to provide green energy to leather manufacturer

A leather manufacturer has signed a deal to take its energy supply from the Dalmarnock district heating scheme being developed in Glasgow by Nottinghamshire renewables firm SHARC Energy Systems.

Andrew Muirhead & Son Limited, which has an established production facility in the Dalmarnock area of the city, adjacent to the new SHARC Energy Centre, has signed up to SHARC’s innovative and cost-effective heat supply agreement. It is the first customer of the new district heating scheme SHARC is constructing as part of the wider Clyde Gateway development.

SHARC has a network user agreement with Scottish Water Horizons, which allows them access to all of Scotland’s sewer systems, enabling them to develop other systems of this kind elsewhere in Scotland.

Russ Burton, the Chief Operating Officer of SHARC Energy Systems, said: “We are delighted that Andrew Muirhead & Son has agreed to support our project in this way and we hope to build on the collaborative relationship we have formed over the last few months.

“We expect to build the heat consumption profile over the first few years and make a significant contribution to the carbon reduction targets Muirhead have established for themselves.”

Andrew Muirhead & Son has been operating in the Dalmarnock area since 1840 and employs more than 100 staff in its factory in Dunn Street. It is part of the Scottish Leather Group and along with its sister company Bridge of Weir Leather Company treats sustainability as a high priority.

Dr Warren Bowden, Scottish Leather Group Sustainability and Innovation Director said: “We’re delighted to be involved at an early stage in this exciting project which will assist Andrew Muirhead & Son to secure the next step in it’s journey toward fully sustaianble leather manufacture.”

The design of the Dalmarnock Energy Centre, has been developed to incorporate the wider SHARC operating headquarters in Scotland incorporating an operations and control centre to manage the remote monitoring service for the wider SHARC installations under construction across Scotland.

Once constructed the SHARC Energy Centre will provide capacity to extend the heat distribution network to other buildings to be constructed on the site. The ambition of the project is to provide a fully independent community energy scheme, that supports the onsite customers and embeds SHARC as the preferred energy technology for this and the wider Clyde Gateway development programme.

Russ added that he was “very pleased” to be supporting Clyde Gateway’s ambitions.

He said: “Having established the viability of our technology and business solution as a method for developing a low carbon / renewable district heating solution, we are delighted to be nearing financial close on the development of the project, which is also supported by the Scottish government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme.”

Help us maintain our standards of journalism

Readers across the region enjoy our news site but keeping our news up to date and authoritative, without charging readers to view the site is a challenge. Especially now with the Corona Virus measures affecting us all, as many clients have been severely affected and are naturally reducing their spend on advertisements. Given this lack of revenue stream we are calling on the generosity of our readers to help us fill that void and enable our journalists to continue delivering the news that you enjoy.

Unlike many other news sites, we don't have annoying pop ups or charge scandalous prices for events. We also produce printed magazines for each title and we make these freely available to read on line too, for your enjoyment. Often, people have asked why we don't make a charge for viewers to read these magazines and news stories but we feel that would adversely affect our readership/advertisers response rate. But with advertising revenues now severely affected we need your help. So, if you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs from just £33.60 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the current storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

We value your readership and your support, as this enables us to continue to provide our regular daily news updates. We've been established over 30 years, during which we've lost count of the numerous recessions and financial meltdowns, and we intend to weather the storms caused by Covid-19. So, every reader contribution, however big or small, is invaluable in helping us to get through this. Please click here to help support your favourite news site/magazine.






Latest news

East Midlands attracts lowest levels of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in four years, reveals new report.

Derby and Nottingham attracted lowest levels of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in four years despite ranking 13th and 18th respectively in the Top-20 best...

Tinkers Lock duplex apartment proposal for Trent Bridge Quays development

The company behind the development of luxury apartments and townhouses at Trent Bridge Quays and former Muller Yard Meadow Lane in Nottingham has revealed...

Derby company wins major railway and infrastructure award  

Composite Braiding, a manufacturing firm which specialises in thermoplastic composite braiding technology, has won a major accolade at the JEC Composite Innovation Awards 2020. The...

Business confidence in East Midlands drops for fourth consecutive month

Business confidence in East Midlands fell 20 points during May to -42%, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. Companies in...

Strategic appointment at Air IT

East Midlands based Managed Service Provider (MSP), Air IT have appointed industry veteran, Mark Whitehead in a new role as Sales Director. The new appointment...

Related news

The FSE Group announces new Head for £40million MEIF Debt Fund and CBILS accreditation

New accreditation will now allow The FSE Group to issue loans from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) Debt Fund backed by a Coronavirus Business...

East Midlands attracts lowest levels of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in four years, reveals new report.

Derby and Nottingham attracted lowest levels of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in four years despite ranking 13th and 18th respectively in the Top-20 best...

Tinkers Lock duplex apartment proposal for Trent Bridge Quays development

The company behind the development of luxury apartments and townhouses at Trent Bridge Quays and former Muller Yard Meadow Lane in Nottingham has revealed...

Derby company wins major railway and infrastructure award  

Composite Braiding, a manufacturing firm which specialises in thermoplastic composite braiding technology, has won a major accolade at the JEC Composite Innovation Awards 2020. The...

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close