VANCOUVER, BC, Canada — SHARC International Systems Inc. (CSE: SHRC) (FSE: IWIA) (OTCQB: INTWF) (“SHARC” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company’s UK subsidiary SHARC Energy Systems (“SHARC Energy”) have been appointed to support the development of the new low temperature District Heating Scheme (“DHS”) in Stirling, Scotland.
The $10.6M (£6M) project is being developed between Stirling Council and Scottish Water Horizons, who have contracted FES Support Services Ltd as the main contractor to Design and Build the heat network and Energy centre to be located on the Stirling Forthside Wastewater Treatment Works. The new SHARC installation will be the second District Heating project in the UK to adopt SHARC Sewage Heat Recovery, with work due to complete in spring 2019.
SHARC Energy will work with main contractors FES Support Services Ltd to Design, Build and Operate (“DBO”) the Sewage Heat Recovery system and support an ongoing operating activity to deliver the 4th generation district heating service, designed to operate at a 60/40 flow and return temperature in the Forthside area of the town. The network will provide heating to several private and publicly owned buildings, with scope for the network to be expanded across the city to include homes, helping tackle fuel poverty and provide financial savings for businesses.
SHARC Energy’s technology reclaims heat from the waste water that homes and businesses pour down the drain every day, reusing it to generate low-carbon, low cost, sustainable clean heat that can displace the use of carbon intensive natural gas and other fossil fuels.This installation, alongside the new 2 MW capacity DHS currently being built by SHARC Energy in the Dalmarnock area of the Clyde Gateway regeneration program, provides further evidence of the opportunity to use large scale heat pumps to support the growing appetite for low carbon district heating now emerging across the UK.
UK-based SHARC Energy, a wholly owned European arm of Vancouver-based SHARC International Systems Inc. (CSE: SHRC) (FRANKFURT: IWI), has adopted Glasgow as its home for expansion across the UK and wider European Union, creating jobs and furthering the development of Scotland’s low carbon economy. The Canadian company has built a strong pipeline of projects across the UK, with a growing interest in using the pioneering renewable heat technology to help businesses make vital savings in energy, costs and carbon emissions.
Commenting on the new contract, SHARC’s Chief Operating Officer Russ Burton said, “The value of the waste water that flows beneath the streets of the world is a vital and largely untapped resource that could support a significant uptake of highly efficient Water Source heat pumps in Urban Centres, where space restrictions limit alternative approaches. By capturing some of the massive energy reserves held in our sewers we can significantly contribute to the circular economy and reduce the carbon emissions & other air pollutants that arise from combustion-based heating.
Burton continued “By taking a sub-contract role and supporting FES Support Services Ltd with our specialist services, this project provides us with an opportunity to explore how our business model can be flexed to create more opportunities to deploy our technology and we are hugely excited to work with the Stirling project team to ensure the success of this development.”
“As we start 2019 on a continued growth curve, I am very thrilled about the development of the new Stirling project and working with FES and the wider team, reaffirming our commitment from both sides of the pond to Scotland’s low carbon plans,” said Lynn Mueller, CEO of SHARC. “The formation of this strategic relationship that Russell and his team has put together is another step forward for SHARC and is part of our ongoing commitment to carbon emissions reduction with our customers through our technology.”