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Viking Energy Network Jarrow: Timeline


  1. Overview
  2. How it will work
  3. Timeline


Subject to planning permission:

  • work is due to start on site in early 2021 
  • construction is due to be complete by late summer 2022

November 2020

The Council: 

  • has drawn up detailed designs 
  • has submitted a planning application
  • intends to award the contract to construct the network to Colloide Engineering Systems Ltd. This comes after a competitive tender process. Read the press release: Contractor on Board for UK-first Renewable Energy Scheme 

May 2020

The Council is purchasing the system's water source heat pump early. This means we can benefit from government financial support - a Renewable Heat Incentive. This could save up to an extra £150,000 a year over 20 years (£3million).

Read the press release: Pump Procurement to Save Thousands


Following a feasibility study, we have deemed the scheme to be viable.



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