The Viking Energy Network is a proposed cutting-edge renewable energy scheme.
It will extract heat from the River Tyne and export it to nine council-owned buildings in Jarrow, South Tyneside.
cut carbon emissions by an estimated 1,035 tonnes per year
save around half a million pounds in fuel costs per year
The multi-million-pound scheme will be the first of its kind in the UK.
The project has attracted a £3.5m ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) grant for its innovative approach.
South Tyneside Council has declared a climate emergency and pledged to take all necessary steps to make the Council carbon neutral by 2030. This scheme will make a huge contribution to this goal. More about the Council's response to climate change.