Introduction toMerchant Place Developments & Amazon Park
Merchant Place Developments• Turnkey Development / Funding solution for occupier led development strategies• Committed to Pioneering Sustainable Development• 10 Years Experience across all sectors of the UK• International Award Winning Team• Offices in London & Newcastle
Amazon Park• 104 acre regional strategic site• Planning Permission granted for another five years• 900,000 sq ft still available with units from 10,000 sq ft to 350,000 sq ft, to suit individual requirements• Flexible design solutions to a high level of sustainability• Road and rail access• Fully serviced sites
Amazon Park: Connectivity• One Mile to A1(M) Motorway Junction• Network Rail designed and approved rail connectivity• Close to two International Airports and intercity train services
The Hitachi Rail Project• Originated in 2007 when DfT began the IEP process• Project Contract value - £80 million (Construction & Fit out costs)• February 2010 - Amazon Park announced as preferred site• 1st March 2011 – Secretary of State for Transport, Philip Hammond Announced the IEP contract award to Agility Trains Consortium, lead by Hitachi Rail Europe• Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd Subsequently confirmed Amazon Park as the Preferred location for the Assembly Plant• June 2012 DoFT agree contract with Agility Trains
The Hitachi Rail Project“Why North East England won our approval forthe project” - Hitachi Head of Sales• Site availability• Quality of the site in relation to ease of development• Connectivity - road, rail & port access• Skilled workers in the area• Strong industrial and logistics centres in the locality• Ability to deliver quality products in the region
The Hitachi Rail ProjectProposed Facility• 460,000 sq ft• Darlington to Bishop Auckland branch line forms eastern boundary and rail access• 1km test track within branch line corridor
Outline Programme / Current Status• 2nd Quarter 2012 - Agree design & specification• 2nd Quarter 2012 - Prepare detailed planning application• 4th Quarter 2012 - Begin selection process for main contractor• 2nd Quarter 2013 - Begin site construction works• 2nd Quarter 2014 - Begin works on rail connection and test track• 2nd Quarter 2014 - Begin installation of Hitachi manufacturing equipment• 1st Quarter 2015 - Complete site construction & fit out
Rolling Stock to be Produced• Hitachi will provide rolling stock and locomotives for a new generation of high speed passenger trains• These will replace the UK’s ageing fleet of diesel intercity 125 trains• The trains will run on electricity or diesel and they will be more comfortable, reliable and cost efficient
Benefits to the Region• Up to 500 manufacturing jobs with a further 7,000+ jobs created or safeguarded across the supply chain• Building on the region’s strong industrial links with Japan e.g. Nissan at Sunderland (est 1986) and NSK in Peterlee (est. mid -1970’s)• Total project investment of £80 million (£54 million for construction)• Potential to supply mainland Europe• Increased business for Teesport• An economic return of £48 for every £1 of public investment• Newton Aycliffe, as home to the plant, will benefit from increased local business
Sustainability• Full Environmental Impact Assessment undertaken• Mitigation measures in place for Newts, Bats and Owls• Mitigation measures designed to minimise visual impact• ‘Green corridor’ with carried environments and habitat planned for line of Demon Beck and Public Right of Way• Mitigation measures designed for any potential noise generation• Planting of over 2,000 trees and 1,000m of hedgerow
Sustainability• Thermal Efficiency and air tightness well beyond normal standards• Use of extensive natural lighting• Solar hot water• Selection of materials A or A+ rated in accordance with BRE ‘Green Guide to Specification’• SUDS drainage scheme• External solar shading to office elements
Sustainability• A target of zero waste to landfill• Air permeability limited to less that 30% of current guidelines• Solar (photovoltaic) power generation• On site Waste to Energy Plant• Ground heat source systems• Provision of enhanced routes for public rights of way
Sustainability• Consultations with local interest group• Archaeological Assessments in place and part of programme• Commitment to low carbon energy sources• Commitment to a Green Travel Plan• Highway and transport assessment in place• Waste Management Policy to be set up in conjunction with Hitachi
Proposed Energy (& Heat) From Waste• The intended solution that the EfW Plant electrical power output will be generated by two RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) Advanced Conversion Technology (ACT) plants, each with a capacity of 6 to 8 MW providing a total generation capacity of 12 to 15 MW.• One of these plants will be connected through appropriate switchgear and tranformers to the proposed Hitachi Factory and other site users via a private wire connection to the switchgear of the development site users. Likely distribution voltage will be 11KV transformed down to 415V or 3 Phase 50Hz for site use. Likely available private wire load would be up to 6MW.
Proposed Energy (& Heat) From Waste• The precise EfW Technology to be employed is yet to be determined but consideration is being given to Incineration, Gasification, Advanced Gasification, Plasma Gasification and Waste Depolymerisation technologies. It is intended that the plant will also produce steam for Heating for distribution to the Hitachi plant and other buildings on the site. It is anticipated that the plant will generate double Renewable Obligations Certificates (2 x ROC’s) under the Ofgem accredited scheme due to its environmentally friendly credentials.• We are in discussions with Impetus Waste Management about the potential use of an EfW of Waste Facility Feedstock to provide power to the Hitachi Site.
Proposed Energy (& Heat) From Waste• Possible Distribution Layout• Connectivity will depend on the likely electrical power load conditions on the Amazon Park Development and the availability of a suitable capacity connection to the National Grid System.• Heat Source for Amazon Park Development• Additionally the EfW Plant facility will provide a specified maximum amount of ‘heat source’ energy to the Amazon Park Development via the EfW Plant facility. This heat source is likely to be in the form of LP steam and /or hot water.• Thus the Amazon Park Development will install a suitable local pipework system to provide this heat source to the users of the development.
Proposed Energy (& Heat) From Waste Amazon Park EfW Plant Typical Power Distribution Diagram To GRID T3 EfW PLANT S3 T1 EfW Plant Train S1 EfW Plant 1 Distribution BoardRDF EfW Plant Train S2 2 T2 S4 To Amazon T4 Park Heat Source Distribution System
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“The implications for the region are significant. Hitachi’s investment would bethe largest private sector investment since Nissan, 500 direct jobs would becreated, with thousands more in the supply chain.”Phil Wilson MP for Sedgefield Thank you for your timeA Development By Funded By Supported By