BODY BIKE® International is a leading manufacturer of indoor bikes with a 20-year track record of creating the best indoor bikes. Stay connected with Body Bike Australia…read more
New cogeneration plant to cut energy costs at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
As part of World Environment Day, the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre (SOPAC) has unveiled an innovative new cogeneration plant which will not only save energy costs at the Centre, but will also help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
SOPAC is one of Sydney Olympic Park Authority’s largest energy consuming asset, with in excess of 6,000 MWh of electricity consumed each year.
The two 260 kilowatt cogeneration plants will supply the majority of the Centre’s power needs including energy for water filtration, pool heating, space heating and lighting to the facility.
The plants will run on natural gas and enable the Aquatic Centre to operate off the grid during their normal operation hours. This will deliver significant savings in energy consumption of 1.8 million kilowatt hours per year and energy cost savings on the energy bill in excess of $250,000 per year.
The improved energy efficiency of the cogeneration plant will reduce the Aquatic Centre’s production of greenhouse gases by 1,250 tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum which is the same as taking 6,280 cars of the streets.
The unveiling of the cogeneration plants represents the culmination of several years’ extensive work between Sydney Olympic Park Authority’s Major Projects Unit, Aquatic Centre Property and Services team, project managers APP Pty Ltd and contractors Total Energy Solutions.
The total cost of the project was $1.8 million, an investment that is expected to pay for itself in reduced energy bills in only seven years at current electricity prices.
Unveiling the major environmental initiative on World Environment Day, NSW Minister for Sport and Recreation Stuart Ayres stated “the cogeneration plant will generate electricity and supplement the work of the existing electric-powered boilers, allowing reduced use of the boilers with the gas-fired plant shouldering the load.”
“This project is a win not only on economic grounds, but also environmentally, reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the same time it is cutting energy costs.”
Click here to visit the SOPAC website.
Click here to visit the Total Energy Solutions website.
27th September 2013 - SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK RECOGNISED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP
5th February 2013 - SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK AQUATIC CENTRE GETS TOP SAFETY ENDORSEMENT
18th January 2013 - ADRENALINE ACTIVITIES AT SYDNEY’S URBAN JUNGLE
22nd September 2011 - SIMONS GREEN ENERGY LAUNCHES COGENERATION SYSTEM FOR CASTLE HILL RSL
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
SPORTENG specialises in the Planning, Design and Construction inspection of Fields of Play for all sports. Blending engineering with the specialist knowledge gained from working closely with sport…read more
Technogym is the leading company in the Wellness and Fitness field all over the world. With 2,200 employees, 14 branches in Europe, U.S., South America, Asia and Australia, Technogym exports its…read more
Hadley Australia and Series Australia Pty Ltd are the leading quality theatre chair manufacturers in the southern hemisphere. The businesses work closely with architects, interior designers and…read more
SLE Worldwide Australia is a Managing General Underwriter specialising in insuring risks in the world of Sports, Leisure and Entertainment. Be it relaxing, playing, organising or watching sports,…read more
Goplay designs and manufactures specialised playground equipment for indoor play centres, hotels, food chains, clubs and resorts. If our years of experience and dedication have taught us one thing,…read more
A leading designer and manufacturer of innovative waterslides and attractions, Australian Waterslides and Leisure (AWL) is also able to advise clients in the areas of concept and design, feasibility…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!