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Heat deal for Parsons

Tuesday 27 November 2012 6:00

Engineering and construction giant Parsons Brinckerhoff, which has operations in Middlesbrough and Newcastle, has won an £800,000 contract from Gateshead Council to develop a low carbon heating system.

The authority wants to develop a green-friendly heating system in Gateshead town centre and adjacent areas while also establishing an energy services subsidiary to operate and manage the scheme.

“Following detailed technical and economic studies on this proposal, a strategic decision has been taken by Gateshead Council to fund a Gateshead town centre district energy network and to establish a wholly owned Gateshead energy services company (ESCO) responsible for the operation and management of the scheme,” said a statement.

Parsons will provide expert assistance to the ESCO, undertake detailed design of the district energy scheme and assist with the maintenance of it.

Parsons employs 14,000 people globally and was acquired by Balfour Beatty in October 2009 – now operating as a subsidiary of the UK plc.