Carillion gets Birmingham £600m Green Deal

Published:  10 October, 2012

BIRMINGHAM: Carillion Energy Services is preferred bidder for Birmingham City Council's £600m retrofitting deal to improve energy efficiency for 60,000 houses.

The Birmingham Energy Savers scheme will see Carillion install energy efficiency measures like insulation and new boilers by 2020 in houses, schools and other council properties.

The initial eight-year deal is worth around £600m but could grow to £1.5bn if it is extended across the West Midlands area.

Under the Green Deal scheme, payment for improvements will be recovered in instalments through lower energy bills.

Carillion's chief executive Richard Howson, said: "By engaging with our supply chain partners, particularly local small and medium-sized businesses, and with social enterprises we can deliver service solutions that create jobs and offer training and development opportunities to support the economic and social development of the communities in which we operate.

"This is the first of a number of major contracts of this kind that Carillion is either bidding, or expects to bid, under the Green Deal or Energy Company Obligation, and we expect to continue to play an active role in helping to develop this exciting new market."

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