Case Study 

Caerau Heat and Power Project 

Bridgend County Borough Council 
Provide heating to homes and a school in the ex-mining village of Caerau, Wales 


Nordic Energy progressed a detailed project development, providing Caerau Primary School with heating sourced from warm water in the former Caerau Colliergy mine workings and, in partnership with Challoch Energy, proving a private wire electricity supply from the Llynfi Afan Wind Farm. 


Techno-Economic development. Building on previous studies to develop an initial design to RIBA 3 standard. 
Commercial Development. Identified the most suitable commercial option, delivery structure, contracting arrangements, procurement strategy and heat pricing strategy within the parameters defined by the council. 
Developed programme for mine energy recovery in partnership with the Coal Authority and specialist drilling companies. 

Key Statistics  

200m+ Depth of Caerau Colliery mine workings 
Mine water at circa 15*C 
The overall project is complex because it has a fixed time frame for completion and several simultaneous work streams, including the design and management of boreholes. 
The Nordic Energy team is highly skilled, well organised and has a secure grasp of the outputs required by the Council. The team fully understands that, alongside providing low carbon energy, the mine-heat project is a key regeneration driver for Caerau village. 
Michael Jenkins 
Team Leader Sustainable Development 
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