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Energy Services Best in energy performance Never has there been a better reason to do things differently. As Einstein so clearly stated, the world will not evolve past its current state of crisis by using the same thinking that created the situation. Addressing climate change is the innovation challenge of the century and we at Imtech are proud to be at the heart of the drive towards a low carbon economy.
With a reputation as a European technical services giant and with many years of experience across the energy, environmental, water and traffic sectors. Imtech can address these challenges with highly integrated technical solutions that are provided on the basis of guaranteed outputs whether that is energy efficiency savings, low carbon or renewable heat, cooling and power. Underpinning these guarantees are the capabilities we have built across our business that enable us to deliver everything from; identifying the applicable low carbon measures, evaluating their cost and carbon performance, developing the scenario for phased deployment, identifying investment structures and associated returns, understanding and communicating the wider effects on the local community/stakeholders, technical deployment including integration of plant, project management, engineering and maintenance, and full life cycle support including measurement and verification. Whilst these services can be performed individually, the greatest benefits are gained when they are combined to provide an integrated ultra-low carbon technical asset management service.
â€œThe biggest challenge society faces is climate change. As responsible engineers and technical innovators, Imtech are able to provide the expertise necessary to deliver sustainable energy projects that not only offer economic benefits to our clients but provide solutions for communities and the wider environment as a wholeâ€?
Paul Burnett Imtech Group Development Director
Imtech at a Glance Multidiscipline Technical Services Provider –
Electrical Engineering, ICT, Mechanical Engineering €5.1bn Revenues (2011) 28,600 Employees Operating in 40 Countries Via 400 Support Offices Imtech UK Group Structure
Technical Facilities Management
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Traffic & Infra
Imtech in the UK is supported by over 5,000 staff, operating within 26 offices spread regionally across the UK and Ireland generating revenue's in excess of £600 million.
The Imtech Energy Approach Our approach to Energy Services is based on an integrated model that creates solutions to meet the needs of today whilst reducing the demand on the natural environment for tomorrow. It is this approach which saw us win an award for the ‘’Best energy service project’’ at the European Energy Service Awards.
This approach is underpinned by our Triple Pillars of Energy Services:
1. Reducing Energy Demand within buildings - Green Buildings 2. Decarbonising the supply to buildings or industry – Decentralised Energy 3. Decarbonising the supply to the grid – Green Power
Just like any other resource fundamental to modern society, energy should be used as efficiently as possible. Buildings consume 42% of all electricity, more than any other physical asset and property costs are typically the second largest cost for many businesses with economic pressures requiring better performance for the same or less resource.
Our Green building process follows a number of logical steps to ensure your building is running as efficiently as possible and we will guarantee the results transferring the risk from you to us providing peace of mind that you do not have to bear the risk for the performance of the contract.
We will perform an in-depth analysis of the property, develop a number of energy efficient solutions, install the required elements. We then monitor these savings via our measurement and verification plan to ensure the energy savings are being met or exceeded. The savings in energy costs will be used to pay back the capital investment of the project or can be reinvested into the building to allow for further capital upgrades that may otherwise be unfeasible. The Green Building approach combines Imtech’s exceptional building and technical expertise and the building efficiency improvements can be provided with no up-front capital expenditure via our non-recourse asset investment solution. This comprehensive and detailed approach enables the latest technologies to be installed to increase plant efficiency and improve building performance and ultimate value.
The Imtech Energy Approach 2.
The UK’s centralised model of production and transmission wastes an astonishing two-thirds of primary energy inputs as illustrated below, requiring us to burn far more fuel and emit far more carbon dioxide than necessary. But there is an alternative where electricity is generated close to or at the point of use avoiding the losses in transport and driving efficiency by utilising the heat generated in the process through technologies such as combined heat and power (CHP) systems. In a Decentralised Energy system, buildings, instead of being passive consumers of energy, become power stations, constituent parts of local community energy networks.
Energy Losses within the UK Centralised Energy System (based on a diagram by Greenpeace)
Inefficiencies in UK Centralised System
A total of
78 61.5 units lost
3.5 units lost
through inefficient generation and heat wastage
through transmission and distribution
wasted through inefficient end use
100 units energy within fossil fuel
38.5 units fed to National Grid
units of energy supplied
units actively utilised
Imtech Approach •
Analyse the power, heating and cooling load requirements of the building/s
Assess the local grid connection availability
Survey the area for potential of local and district heat network distribution
Prepare an outline technical and/or financial model including local planning requirements
Agree best model and commercial structure to progress with
Carry out full design to clients performance requirements
Provide full Design & Build Services under an acceptable EPC contract
Provide full Operation & Maintenance Services over agreed term
Imtech offer all the services necessary to establish optimised Decentralised Energy systems from planning, design and procurement to implementation and operation.
The Imtech Energy Approach 3.
Generating renewable electricity from natural resources such as the wind, sun or earth as well as utilising waste products to produce heat and power or convert into biogas or valuable biofertilisers are all forms of Imtechâ€™s Green Power solutions.
As an engineering and infrastructure provider with 20+ years experience within the UKâ€™s utilities sector none of these technologies or applications are new to Imtech. However the purpose and drive are different and the types of contracting vehicles and structures are rapidly evolving to ensure the increasing carbon legislations are being met whilst the opposing tariff incentives are maximised. Imtech are fully conversant in these requirements and offer all the services necessary to take a project from idea stage to an operational asset including assistance in the funding strategies and legal structures as well as the technical models.
We have already helped a number of leading water companies to produce more power than they require to treat their wastewater, through Advanced Digestion. They even export the surplus back to the grid. Integrated solutions are vital to ensure that we can optimise energy efficiency and sustainable power generation to achieve power and energy self-sufficiency. Below is an example illustration for a energy from waste/biogas project, completed for Welsh Water in Cardiff.
Cardiff - 84tD S/d
0.9 MWh/tDS Losses 28 MWh/d
Electricity 73 MWh/d
Biogas 177 MWh/d
C H P
Hot Water 40 MWh/d
Support Fuel 28 MWh/d Losses 3 MWh/d
Steam 61 MWh/d
1. Green Buildings - Case Studies
Nationwide Building Society Imtech provide energy conservation measures across the Nationwide Building Society's retail, administration and data centre real estate portfolio via a 3+2 year framework agreement with Carillion. Providing a holistic whole life approach to the building fabric and technical services underpinned by robust energy and carbon savings has been key to the ongoing success of this project.
Greater London Authority RE:FIT Framework Imtech are an ESCo framework partner on the Greater London Authority (GLA) flagship multi million pound public building retrofit programme, which was landed December 2012. This programme provides a commercial model for public bodies wishing to implement energy efficiency improvements to their buildings or estate, which can include local generation. Imtech will be Identifying and implementing energy conservation measures, enabling organisations to reduce energy consumption, carbon emissions and ultimately running cost.
NHS Voltage Optimisation Managed Service Framework
Imtech are providing guaranteed energy and carbon savings through managing and optimising voltage supply to buildings and equipment across the NHS estate whilst making available a variety of on or off balance sheet funding options where capital or self-funding is limited to participating authorities. The voltage optimisation managed service assists the NHS estate to explore credible solutions which provide effective ways of tackling common power quality problems from the grid.
2. Decentralised Energy - Case Studies
Waddon Energy Centre Design and Installation of the scheme energy centre: including installing CHP, boilers, thermal stores, PV and heat distribution network to the complete scheme which included for a Leisure centre, 200 apartments, 25 town houses, medical centre and future primary school.
Merchant Square Installation of a heat network to 200 apartments’, which was the second phase of an overall development scheme by European Land. The scheme, completes a wider heat network with Imtech supplying and installing all capital plant and distribution. Imtech installed the CHP, Boilers and Thermal Stores, with each of the apartments served by a HIU (Heat Interface Unit) with full energy metering and billing.
Free Power for Schools
Imtech provided the design, supply and installation of solar PV installations to approximately 85 schools across the UK with a total output of 1.7MW under the ‘Free Power for Schools’ scheme. This was originally a significantly larger framework utilising the 7 initial FIT rates but was subsequently scaled back due to changes to the tariffs. This scheme was externally funded utilising a mix of debt and equity including institutional funds.
Green Power - Case Studies
AMP5 Sludge Strategy Cardiff / Afan STCâ€™s The projects included turnkey design, construction, commissioning and optimization(SOOP) of a complete advanced digestion plant including enhanced thermal hydrolysis, anaerobic digestion, and CHP. The sludge strategy consisted of treating 80,000 tonnes across four sites with improved performance helping to reduce carbon footprint by 35,000tonnes CO2 per year and generate 40MWh/day.
Poplars Food waste AD Plant The project included turnkey design, construction and commissioning of the AD plant. The Biffa Poplars AD facility will treat an estimated two million tonnes of source segregated food waste over its lifetime that would otherwise be disposed of via landfill. The received waste is generated from supermarket, restaurant and kitchen waste, oils from fast food outlets and other biodegradable product sources. The facility will export approximately 6MW of electricity to the National Grid as renewable energy â€“ enough power for around 5000 homes.
Boggeragh Wind Farm
This project involves the construction of 3 bay 110kV substations connecting the 19 wind turbines on Ireland's largest wind farm. The 19 wind turbines from the Boggeragh Wind Farm generate 57 MW in sustainable energy, enough to provide energy for 30,000 homes. Imtech provided the project management and balance of plant for the wind farm.
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Imtech UK Imtech House 33 - 35 Woodthorpe Road Ashford Middlesex TW15 2RP T 01784 229900 F 01784 229901 www.imtech.co.uk
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Imtechâ€™s vision is of a decentralised and democratic energy network. Bringing energy generation into the local community means consumers will have a closer and more intelligent relationship with it. When people understand where energy comes from and have a sense of ownership of it, they will value it more and use it less. Energy thatâ€™s local and low carbon is energy that is secured for future generations.
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