A swimming pool is at the forefront of a renewable energy revolution which creates heat from waste water.
In the first project to be delivered by a new joint venture between Scottish Water Horizons and East Midlands-based SHARC Energy Systems and one of the first of its kind in the UK, Campbeltown’s Aqualibrium leisure centre will be heated by the use of ground-breaking technology .
The centre and swimming pool is operated by Argyll & Bute Council and the £1 million project will meet 95% of the facility’s heating needs and use just 25% of the energy it currently takes to heat it with gas.
AirSource, the Eccles-based manufacturer of heat pumps and commercial and industrial heating and air conditioning systems, has invested £280,000 in new plant to keep up with demand.
AirSource makes its systems for clients in the healthcare, education, retails and hotel sectors. The company has bought and installed a new press punch machine and test unit at its factory near Manchester.