Argyllshire swimming pool takes renewable energy plunge with new £1m waste-water heat recovery system

Campbeltown leisure centre
Campbeltown leisure centre

A municipal swimming pool in Scotland is to be heated by energy extracted from waste-water at a nearby sewage plant.

The £1 million installation of the renewable energy system was delivered in a joint venture between Scottish Water Horizons and a subsidiary of Canada’s SHARQ Energy.

As a result, Argyll cooncil will be able heat the pool at Campbeltown leisure centre using just 25% of the energy it currently needs to warm the water with gas.

Donald MacBrayne, business development manager at Scottish Water Horizons, said: Once complete, the Aqualibrium Centre will benefit from significant carbon savings, helping Argyll & Bute Council meet their carbon reduction targets and lower their heat costs.

“Every day Scottish Water treats 945 million litres of waste water. It’s a valuable resource that we can tap into to support Scottish Government in their ambitious decarbonisation targets.

“We are actively exploring ways in which we can utilise Scottish Water assets to facilitate green technology through the joint venture with SHARC Energy Systems to delivering heat from waste water systems along with low-carbon benefits.”

6 Apr 2018

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