Alternative Heat secure £35m valued biomass operation and maintenance contract

24 August 2023

Decarbonisation specialist, Alternative Heat Ltd have successfully been awarded a biomass operation and maintenance contract by The Highland Council, Scotland, which was released to tender at an estimated value of £35m, one of the largest contracts of its kind in the UK.

The contract, which will run for the next 6 years, will see Alternative Heat provide service, maintenance and biomass fuel supply to 88 sites in the Highlands region of Scotland, where Alternative will service the contract from their regional Inverness and Glasgow offices and stores.

Over the last 10 years Alternative Heat have designed and installed the biomass heating plant at many of these sites and have held this operation and maintenance contract since September 2017, successfully securing for another term in August 2023.

In total, the decarbonisation and renewables specialist, who are an agent for the Herz biomass and Rhoss heat pump ranges, service and maintain over 210 biomass sites throughout Scotland and have a growing portfolio of installed and ongoing operation and maintenance contracts for commercial biomass and heat pump projects through the UK.

Speaking on the contract win Andrew Addis, Associate Director, commented “We are absolutely delighted to be awarded this contract for the second time in a row.  Our experience and knowledge in delivering contracts of this nature across Scotland has allowed us to retain this prestigious contract and will provide a great foundation to allow us to continue to develop our offerings in the region. We are looking forward to continuing our relationship with the Highland Council over the next six years and we are excited at the opportunities which lie ahead”.


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