Fortissat Community Minewater Geothermal Heat Network


Date: Jul 2015 – Feb 2016
Location: North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Client: Private & Public Sector
Stage: Feasibility

TRE acted as Project Manager to assess the technical feasibility, economic viability and define the initial strategy to develop Scotland’s first minewater geothermal scheme in over 15 years, in a semi-rural area with social deprivation. It also addresses the complex technical and stakeholder management issues associated with development of a community district heating system within a varied portfolio of existing accommodation held under mixed tenure rather than a new build housing scenario.

The project is conceived as a readily replicable and fully operational minewater geothermal district heating system demonstrator project that would act as proof of concept for UK-wide duplication.

Funded by the Scottish Government’s Geothermal Energy Challenge Fund, the study is currently under review by the Scottish Governments Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme and North Lanarkshire Council.