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CLA South West: Kensa Heat Pumps factory visit and Heat the Streets tour

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 Kensa Heat Pumps factory tour Kensa operates from the heart of Cornwall in its manufacturing facility and offices. Formerly a 1920s tin mine, Mount Wellington Mine in Chacewater, Cornwall, has been given a new lease of life as Kensa’s headquarters.

The disused mine itself has been given a sustainable purpose – Kensa’s facility harnesses the heat energy from the flooded mine workings below. The heating (including UFH) and hot water demands are fed by two 15kW Kensa Evo heat pumps with a further 15kW Evo facilitating cooling of Kensa’s new offices.

CLA Members will be given a tour of Kensa’s manufacturing premises, where the low carbon heat pumps are assembled and ready to be shipped nationwide. The heat pumps will be used to supply social housing, new build developments, private retrofit homes and businesses. Kensa Heat Pumps has recently broken records by doubling the amount of ground source heat pumps made at the facility, with a plan in place to increase output rapidly by a further 50% to meet demand. The factory has the capacity to manufacture 30,000 ground source heat pumps every year – providing the equivalent carbon saving of taking 60,000 cars off the road. Plus, Kensa expects its growth to create more than 7,000 green jobs in the UK by 2030.

Heat the Streets, Stithians, tour - World’s first in-road retrofit of ground array infrastructure Heat the Streets is a pioneering project run by Kensa and part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Heat the Streets demonstrates how and why street-bystreet installations are the most efficient and effective solution for the roll-out of ground source heat pump technology at the community level needed to tackle the climate crisis and help the UK reach its net-zero target by 2050. Networked heat pumps are the 21st-century equivalent of the gas grid. Networked Heat Pumps, in Collins Parc, Stithians, consist of 42 boreholes, drilled to an average depth of 106m. It allows homeowners to utilise the heat from the ground to keep their houses warm and reduce carbon emissions. The infrastructure, emulating the existing gas grid, has been designed to accommodate future connections, allowing households who were not ready to change their heating system to connect at a later date.

To explain the process of the project CLA members will be given an exclusive tour of the village. They will see in-person how a Cornwall village could provide the blueprint for the future of low carbon heating across the nation

12.00pm- Factory Tour, Presentations and Lunch
2.30pm- Optional: Stithians, Heat the Streets tour, members would need to take their own vehicles.

 Lunch will be provided by a local Cornish catering company and will consist of a selection of the finest cornish fillings on freshly baked artisan bread & wraps, generously filled with a seasonal selection of meat, fish & vegetarian fillings, one round per person. Served with whole fruit, hand-cooked crisps, homemade cake and fruit juice.



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Event Details

Tuesday 23 January 2024
12:00PM - 3:30PM
Kensa Heat Pumps , Mount Wellington, TR4 8RJ
£16.00pp inc VAT