|Work progressing at London 2012 Energy Centre|
Work has progressed on the build of the Olympic Energy Centre in the west of the Olympic Park.
The centre will provide an efficient heating and cooling system across Olympic Park site for the Games and for the new buildings and communities that will develop after 2012.
The Energy Centre will include biomass boilers using sustainable biomass fuels to generate heat, and a Combined Cooling Heat & Power (CCHP) plant to capture the heat generated by electricity production. The project is one of the largest energy centre schemes to be built so far in the UK.
Progress for the build, started last year, includes more than 200 piles installed more than 20 metres in length to form the foundations of the building, over 500 tonnes of steel installed to create the frame of the Energy Centre, 3500 square metres of concrete ‘planks’ lifted into place to form the floors and roof of the Energy Centre, five cooling towers lifted into place as the first of the major plant to be installed at the energy centre and three hot water boilers installed.
Work is now underway to install the steel cladding around the outer shell of the energy centre and on roof replacement works and structural improvements to the retained Victorian building
The Energy Centre is due for completion in Spring 2010.