Queens Quay heat network: a pioneering technology

Tuesday 26 may 

12:00PM - 1.00PM GMT


The Queens Quay District Heating Network is a low carbon solution for the UK’s homes and is the first large-scale water source heat pump scheme of its kind in Scotland. The large-scale ammonia water source heat pump takes water from the Clyde Estuary decarbonising the heat for new and existing buildings. The heat pumps built by Star Refrigeration feed the project which was supported by the Scottish Government Low Carbon Infrastructure Investment Programme for West Dunbartonshire Council and was delivered by Vital Energi.

Join Dave Pearson and Rob Lamb of Star Refrigeration as they discuss the heat pumps and why these are a hugely significant heat source for the rest of the UK and beyond. The team from Star will discuss the basic concepts of the heat pumps, the use of open water and the challenges overcome in this as well as broader aspects of sustainable development including choice of working fluid and operational strategies to optimise electrical demand in a modern national grid.


Chair: Ewen Rose, BESA



Dave Pearson, Group Sustainable Development Director, Star Refrigeration 

Rob Lamb, Group Sales and Marketing Director, Star Refrigeration