Ignis Wick Energy Centre and District Heating Scheme
Ignis Wick Ltd are the owner and operators of the Energy Centre and District Heating Scheme in Wick, having taken over from the previous owners Highland Council. An energy and heating system which has been converted from burning oil to using locally sourced wood chip.
FES had the overall responsibility for the planning application to Highland Council. This included the submission of all relevant drawings, specifications and pro forma on behalf of our client. A full Design, Build and Maintenance project with the need to be mindful, resourceful and innovative in our approach given the working environment.
As part of the overall refurbishment and extension of services to the system, a new 165kWe/260kWth gasification combined heat and power plant was installed along with alterations to an existing 3.5MW biomass steam boiler system to improve its operating efficiencies. The new improved system now provides hot water to nearly 200 domestic properties, a local hospital and a public meeting room/concert hall via the district heating network. The system also supplies steam to the adjacent award winning Old Pulteney Distillery.