Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme: capital projects - March 2024

Information on the projects which have received funding through the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme.

Queens Quay and Clydebank District Heating Network

Project Organisation:

West Dunbartonshire Council

Technology type(s):

Two 2.65MW water source heat pumps, District Heating Network (DHN)


Queens Quay by the River Clyde, on the site of the former John Brown Shipyard, Clydebank

Grant value:

£6.1 million

Completion date:

October 2021

Project description:

The project constructed an energy centre housing two 2.65MW water source heat pumps which extract heat from the adjacent River Clyde basin. It also houses a gas-fired backup boiler to provide additional peak demand when required. Initial carbon savings from the project are approximately 409 tCO2e in the first year but this is expected to increase to as much as 5705 tCO2e by 2040 when more connections are added and the grid decarbonises. The project provides socioeconomic benefits for 1000+ new and existing homes (social and private housing), local businesses, new amenities such as the £14 million care home, £19 million health centre, Clydebank Town Hall & Library and the planned connection of the Golden Jubilee Hospital.


Email: HeatNetworkFund@gov.scot

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