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District Heating Supply Chain Event

Date: 12th September 2017
Location: Friends’ Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Theme: Sustainability, Innovation, Operational efficiency

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The district heating market in the UK is expected to be worth £5bn over the next five years, with 10 projects being developed across Greater Manchester alone, including the civic heat network project, which is due to start in 2018. 

To help Greater Manchester businesses take advantage of emerging supply chain opportunities, the Business Growth Hub is staging an event that mixes practical advice with guidance on routes to market. There will also be the opportunity to meet experienced Scandinavian supply chain companies who are interested in developing local partnerships.

The predicted rapid expanse of the market will provide opportunities beyond the capacity of the existing supply chain and the event will give an overview of the project pipeline, the type of companies already working in the supply chain and likely timescales. The district heating market calls for a wide range of different skills and capabilities, and there are likely to be opportunities for companies operating in a wide range of construction and civil engineering disciplines. These include pipes, valves and leak detection systems, as well as electrical components, metering systems and other digital solutions. There will also be a strong demand for Heat Interface Units (HIUs), insulation systems and other monitoring and controls.

See also: Our fully-funded support is designed to help companies take advantage of rapidly growing low carbon markets


09:00 Registration & Refreshments
09:30 Welcome & Introduction, Rufus Ford, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
09:45 District heating opportunity in Greater Manchester, Alex Trebowicz, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
10:00 Civic Quarter Heat Network project, Julian Packer, Technical Director
10:20 Civic Quarter supply chain opportunities, Phil Mottershead, Vital Energi
10:40 Networking & Refreshments
11:10 Introduction the Nordic supply chain capabilities, Peter Anderberg, Nordic Heat
11:30 Overview of the supply chain capabilities in GM, Amy House, Business Growth Hub
11:40 An SME’s perspective of supplying into the district heating market
12:00 Summary & Questions
12:15 Lunch & Networking (Exhibition)
13:00 1-2-1 meetings, details to be sent to delegates on registration

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