In 2008 at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham, construction started on a new addition, the Environmental Energy Technology Centre (EETC) - A carbon-neutral building powered by a 225 kW wind turbine attached to the largest mini hydrogen grid system in Europe. The building will provide incubation and support for growing technology businesses.
The concrete core activation system, velta contec, is installed as a stand-alone heating and cooling distribution system within the structural concrete. Pre tested fabricated velta contec modules are lifted to site and installed prior to the installation of the upper reinforcement mesh. This ensures fast installation on site and causes no delays to the building program.
Harsh site conditions during the construction are very demanding for the pipes, requiring top-quality material. The velta PE-Xa pipe made from high pressure crosslinked polyethylene according to the Engel process has adequate rupture strength even under high mechanical stress to withstand these site demands.
The combined velta heating and cooling system provides;
• An invisible system and silent system
• Energy efficiency compatible with renewables
• Reduced carbon emissions
• Reduced installation and running costs
• High quality pipe
Client – Yorkshire Forward Trust
Main Contractor – Allenbuild
Architect – AEDAS (Leeds)
M&E Consultant – Arup (Sheffield)
M&E Contractor – Hurst Building Services
velta system installed
velta contec heating and cooling system – 3,000m˛
Cast in situ concrete application with 20,000m velta PE-Xa pipes