With the expansion and complete renovation of the Birmingham’s New Street station completed, Qsustain and Network Rail identified more power would be needed to efficiently run the station. They agreed on the option of a combined heat & power (CHP) scheme with options of connecting into the district heating system. Using this method will reduce carbon emissions of up to a predicted 3000 tons, as opposed to using the traditional power station generated grid electric platform.
Engie, who maintain the district heating system in Birmingham, was drafted in as the heating partner and plans was put into motion. A purpose built heating plant was constructed on the roof of new street station to contain the new CHP. Varlowe was called in to supply our fabrication engineers to manufacture and install the pipework and steel structural work needed for the new plant room. After plans had been passed, we set out pre fabricating pipework and structural frames for the new plant, which included piping a new 1.6mw Chp. We called upon BJH to help with groundworks engineering.
This is an ongoing project, so check back for more pictures and project information