BSEE NEWS Football club and Wilo UK
ilo UK took its first steps into football sponsorship last season, becoming the tunnel sponsors of Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium in Burton-upon-Trent. This year, it will continue its support for the local football club with the company’s logo also appearing on the back of ‘the Brewers’ home and away shirts.
Wilo is a leading manufacturer of pumps for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning sector, for the water supply sector, for drainage and sewage industries, for the building automation sector and in the maintenance and repair sectors. The company originates in Dortmund, Germany, but its UK base is in Burton.
Fleur Robinson, Burton Albion Commercial Director, said: “Our partnership with Wilo continues to go from strength-to-strength and we are delighted that we will not only be continuing that, but growing it over the course of the next season.
“The Wilo brand will now not only be prominent at the Pirelli Stadium with ground advertising and the tunnel sponsorship, but we are delighted that the company’s logo will be on the back of the players’ shirts. We look forward to another successful season working together.”
Richard Harden, Managing Director Wilo UK Ltd, said: “Since the start of our Partnership with the Brewers we have been impressed by their shared values of promoting great leadership, people development and high
uLe to right: Burton Albion captain Jake Buxton, manager Nigel Clough; Richard Harden (Managing Director Wilo UK) Morgan WarrenRoss (Markeng Manager Wilo UK), and players Stephen Bywater and Liam Boyce.
levels of engagement within the local community. We are proud to be associated with the club.”
renew successful partnership W
he latest BSRIA study on Global Heat Pumps indicates sales of hydronic heat pumps progressed at a fast rate in 2017. Year-on-year, sales of hydronic heat pumps had a sustained growth of 32 per cent to a global value of EU5.7 billion. In 2017 the volume of units sold worldwide also jumped 32 per cent to more than 4.5 million compared to 2016. Asia remains the largest world region in terms of heat pumps sales, driving 84 per cent of the total sales volume. Chinese heat pump suppliers are “optimistic” about the future performance of the market and that it will continue to expand. There is also a positive attitude toward heat pumps overall in Europe even though the volume of sales is considerably lower than in China.
Aline Breslauer, Senior Market Intelligence Analyst, BSRIA, said: “The global market was pushed by a strong
performance in China. Since the implementation of the Coal to Gas and Coal to Electricity Policies in the RPC we have seen a sharp move towards more environment- friendly heat generators such as gas boilers and heat pumps.
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Sales claimed by heat pump suppliers amounted to a value estimated at EU2.5 billion factory-gate price in 2017 equivalent to a volume of three million units in China. The majority is split types but it is worth noting that, while they have generally been used for domestic hot water, increasingly the Chinese used them for space heating too. This is largely motivated by health reasons as end-users prefer hydronic to air-based heating. In Beijing city only, 30,000 heat pumps for space heating were sold in 2017. The surge was related to the generous financial incentives allocated by the central and local governments but also because environmental concern has been growing in the country.”
In Europe, public awareness towards more environmental- friendly heating system has been on the rise too, but the recovery of the new construction industry and rising oil prices are the major factors to which the 2017 can be attributed. The sales across Europe accelerate by 12 per cent in volume terms in 2017 compared to a six per cent increase a year earlier.
uBSRIA’s Aline Breslauer: “The global market was pushed by a strong performance in China”.
The air-water heat pump segments posted another year of significant rise, particularly monobloc and split system types; the sales volume grew 19 per cent and 14 per cent respectively. Under the EU Climate Policy for Carbon Emissions reduction, both unit types enjoyed sustained expansion, notably as a way to provide heating in new residential buildings. The top three fastest growing monobloc markets were Spain, Czech Republic and UK and Spain, the Netherlands and Poland for split units.
The Clean Growth Strategy was launched by Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), to help reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. It outlines the proposed approach in how to build a lowercarbon future for the United Kingdom. Gas installaons specialist, Flogas, looks at the key points.
What exactly is the government’s Clean Growth Strategy? F
irstly, it’s important to understand the background legislation that brought about the Clean Growth Strategy. The UK introduced the Climate Change Act in 2008. Through this, we became the first nation to have a self-imposed legally binding carbon reduction target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050 (compared to 1990 levels).
The good news is that we are on our way to meeting our target. Figures released by BEIS in March 2017 showed that the UK’s overall carbon emissions have dropped by 42% since 1990. While this is encouraging, there is still plenty more work to be done – and that’s where proposals like the Clean Growth Strategy come in.
The Clean Growth Strategy aims to accelerate the pace of ‘clean growth’ in two ways – by decreasing emissions, and by increasing economic growth – and the objectives underpinning the strategy are: uTo meet our domestic commitments at the lowest possible net cost to UK taxpayers, consumers and businesses. uTo maximise the social and economic benefits for the UK from this transition.
To do this, the government has pledged to roll out lower-carbon processes, technologies and systems nationwide and to do this in the most cost-effective way for businesses and homes. There are six key areas that the strategy’s proposals focus on: uImproving business and industry efficiency (25% of UK emissions) uImproving our homes (13% of UK emissions) uAccelerating the shift to low-carbon transport (24% of UK emissions) uDelivering clean, smart, flexible power (21% of UK emissions) uEnhancing the benefits and value of our natural
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resources (15% of UK emissions) uLeading the public sector (2% of UK emissions) You can find the full list of 50 pledges in the executive summary.
What does this mean for homes and businesses?
The government is encouraging homes, businesses and industrial operations to cut their carbon footprint. A major focus will be reassessing the fuels used for heating, cooking, and powering industrial and manufacturing processes – and embracing cleaner, greener alternatives. This not only means a long-term boost of the uptake in renewable technologies, such as heat pumps and solar panels, but also using cleaner conventional fuels over more polluting ones. For off-grid homes and businesses, the strategy sets out specific plans to phase out high-carbon fossil fuels like oil.
We know that natural gas will still be a popular choice for buildings that are connected to the mains network thanks to its affordability and accessibility and the fact that it’s the lowest- carbon fossil fuel available.
Reacon to the Clean Growth Strategy
The strategy has been welcomed by key industry figures. Lee Gannon, Managing Director of gas installation specialists Flogas, said: “Through the publication of its Clean Growth Strategy, the government has made clear its intention to reduce carbon emissions from off-grid UK homes and businesses. Natural gas is affordable, versatile, widely available and – most importantly – emits
significantly less carbon than the likes of coal and oil. As such, it will continue to play a central role as the UK works towards cleaning up its energy landscape. We look forward to working alongside policymakers and wider industry stakeholders to make the Clean Growth Strategy the success that it deserves to be.”
And trade body Oil & Gas UK are also supporters of the strategy. Mike Tholen, its Upstream Policy Director, commented: “Oil & Gas UK welcomes the government’s commitment to technology in the strategy, especially with regards to carbon abatement measures such as carbon capture, usage and storage. Oil & Gas UK looks forward to working with the government to see how these technologies can further reduce emissions across the economy.”
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