Wick District Heating Scheme
Ignis Biomass’ is the owner and operator of the district heating scheme in Wick, Caithness in Scotland. Ignis has taken over the district heating scheme from the Highland Council, and has converted it from burning oil to use locally sourced wood chip.
A new 3.5MW steam raising boiler has been installed by Ignis. The new boiler supplies hot water to nearly 200 domestic properties and a public meeting room/concert hall via the district heating network. Additionally the boiler supplies steam to the adjacent Pulteney Distillery, where “Old Pulteney”, the award winning single malt is made.
The district heating scheme makes a real contribution to helping alleviate fuel poverty in an area that has high heating costs, and makes a significant reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.