Contracted Services and purpose of proposed contract
Background: Glenelg Shire Council operates a district heating system heated by two gas fired water
boilers. There are currently six buildings connected to the 1.5km district heating network being the Portland Arts Centre, Portland Aquatic Centre, Fawthrop Community Centre, Municipal Offices, Civic Hall and SES Building.
Due to the age of current district heating system it is now requiring a major overhaul providing Council the opportunity to implement an innovative and modern technology with a holistic approach. The proposal is to replace the two gas boilers with a well-researched biomass system, ECHO2 from Rainbow Bee Eater. This will potentially use local timber industry & Council wood waste as the fuel source and bring about significant advantages economically, technically and environmentally. ECHO2 is designed and manufactured in Australia by Rainbow Bee Eater and SDA Engineering.
Download the full EOI : PORTLAND BIO-ENERGY PLANT – EOI FOR THE SUPPLY OF BIOMASS AND THE OFF-TAKE OF BIOCHAR AND WOOD VINEGAR FOR THE PERIOD 2022-27
Download the RBE 1 Pager Doc : PORTLAND: 24 x 7 RENEWABLE ENERGY WITH CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE