WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EuroSite Power Inc., (OTCQX: EUSP) an On-Site Utility solutions provider, offering clean electricity, heat, hot water and cooling solutions to healthcare, hospitality, housing and leisure centers in the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe has commissioned and brought into operation an energy saving system at The Dome leisure center, Doncaster, UK, which is set to save Doncaster Culture & Leisure Trust an estimated £532,500 (US$700,000) over the next 15 years.
The highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP) system has been installed and is now being operated under the terms of a 15-year On-Site Utility agreement, meaning the leisure center has had to pay no capital or installation costs for the equipment. EuroSite Power will retain ownership of the equipment, covering all maintenance and operating costs for the term of the agreement.
Having avoided all upfront costs, the center is now buying the energy produced by the system from EuroSite Power, at a rate guaranteed to be lower than available directly from the grid.
The contract, originally agreed with the customer in March 2016, is the first of its type to be funded by Societe Generale Equipment Finance following a project financing agreement with EuroSite Power announced earlier this year.
Speaking about the project, EuroSite Power's Chief Executive Officer Dr. Elias Samaras noted, "The Societe Generale financing was put in place to enable EuroSite Power to deliver larger and more frequent installations of our On-Site Utility projects. Doncaster Dome is much larger than some of our projects prior to the agreement with Societe Generale, demonstrating the amazing contribution of our financial partner to our future expansion."
The 331kW TEDOM CHP system will produce up to 1,848,470 kW of electricity and 2,038,343 kW of heat per annum, while saving up to 667 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) – equivalent to taking 140 cars off the road each year.
The Dome is an arena and leisure center in Doncaster, England, with a swimming complex, bars, and a sports arena that is also used as an event venue. It also boasts the United Kingdom's first ever split level ice skating rink.
The Dome's Head of Facilities Terry Parker said, "Controlling costs, particularly the impact of Carbon Taxes like the CRC is essential to ensuring The Dome is able to provide the very best facilities for all our users. Cash flow is also obviously a vital concern so, with zero upfront costs, and immediate, guaranteed, risk-free savings, the EuroSite Power solution makes perfect sense."
Paul Hamblyn, Managing Director of EuroSite Power, added, "The switch on at the Dome marks yet another milestone for EuroSite Power. It represents our largest single system and with a total of 14 leisure centers in the UK now enjoying on-going, risk-free, cheaper energy, we look forward to announcing more successes in the coming months."
EuroSite Power sells the energy produced from an onsite energy system to an individual property as an alternative to the outright sale of energy equipment. On-Site Utility solution customers only pay for the energy produced by the system and receive a guaranteed discount rate on the price of the energy. All system capital, installation, operating expenses and support are paid by EuroSite Power.
About EuroSite Power
EuroSite Power Inc. is committed to providing institutional, commercial and small industrial facilities with clean, reliable power, cooling, heat and hot water at lower costs than charged by conventional energy suppliers - without any capital or start-up costs to the energy user - through our On-Site Utility offering. For more information about our unique efficient power solutions please visit www.eurositepower.co.uk and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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Dr Elias Samaras is the founder, president and managing director of Digital Security Technologies S.A. He was also the founder and president of Plefsis Information Systems S.A. and City Messengers. Elias holds a Master of Science degree from MIT, a Doctor of Philosophy from Columbia University in New York, where he was also a professor for several years and an OPM from Harvard Business School.
Chief Operating Officer
Paul Hamblyn is Chief Operating Officer of EuroSite Power Ltd with responsibility for strategic and new business development of the business.Paul is highly experienced in the energy sector having built an enviable track record prior to joining EuroSite Power. This includes strategic level roles with Corona Energy and the ENER-G Group including 3 years as the Managing Director of ENER-G Efficiency.A leading expert on UK carbon regulation Paul is a regular speaker at major conferences including those organised by the Major Energy Users Council, the Local Government Association and the Westminster Energy Forum. He is also a formerCouncil Member of the Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA). Paul is a CIBSE accredited Low Carbon Consultant and Energy Assessor as well as principal author of the award-winning CRC Toolkit developed for the London Energy Project.
UK General Manger
Chris Marsland is UK General Manger of EuroSite Power Ltd. He leads the UK operational company and directs its operational and administrative functions. Prior to joining Eurosite Power, Chris built up years of sector expertise in senior positions including the role of Technical Director at Centrica Business Solutions, formerly ENER-G Combined Power Limited. He also Chaired the Association for Decentralised Energy Commercial Forum and is an Association Board Member. Chris earned a first-class bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering and is both a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Engineering & Technology.
Financial Controller & Company Secretary
Laura Chambers is EuroSite Power Ltd’s Financial Controller and Company Secretary. An experienced finance professional, Laura has undertaken financial planning and analysis roles at number of blue-chip businesses including Astra Zeneca. She also spent 7 years at Kellogg’s European Finance Services Centre (EFSC). Qualified as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG’s Manchester office, Laura brings strong organisational skills and broad finance experience to the team.
Head of Operations
Stephen Butler is EuroSite Power Ltd’s Head of Operations. Having joined the company in 2012 as Chief Engineer, Stephen has moved through the business into his current role. With an impressive resume that includes senior mechanical engineering roles at Thames Water and ENER-G Combined Heat and Power Ltd, Stephen brings strong operational, project management and technical experience to the team. He is a Technician Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (TMIET).
UK Sales Manager
Martin Evans is our UK Sales Manager. A well-known and seasoned energy sector specialist, he brings a wealth of commercial experience - from start-ups to corporate level engagement – to our team. With a career spanning over 30 years, he has spent much of his career in technology led businesses and manufacturing including aviation and automotive. Martin’s previous roles at cutting-edge low carbon businesses including Grid Beyond, WEMS International and EnergyQuote JHA have given him a unique insight into the challenges faced by many of the UK’s most intensive energy users. He has also amassed over 15 years direct experience in commercial asset finance. Martin studied Applied Chemistry at the University of Manchester.
Mark Brown is our Account Manager. An experienced energy sector professional - particularly in the fields of CHP and renewable technologies - Mark has worked in engineering and technical roles for over 20 years. This includes 11 years at Cogenco UK (now fully integrated into Veolia’s CHP business). A great communicator with a positive approach to creative problem solving and troubleshooting, Mark is a key member of our customer-facing team. He holds qualifications from the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Jacques de Saussure
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
Jacques de Saussure was Senior Managing Partner of the Pictet Group from 2010 until June 2016 after being elected partner of Pictet in 1987. Founded in Geneva in 1805, Pictet Group is one of Europe’s leading independent wealth and asset managers with EUR 437 billion of assets under management and custody as of 31 December 2015. Jacques is a member of the board of the Swiss Bankers Association and has also served as Vice Chairman of the Swiss Stock Exchange, which merged into SIX group in 2008, where he remained member of the board until 2010. Jacques holds a Master’s degree from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Dr Ahmed F. Ghoniem
Dr. Ahmed F. Ghoniem has been a member of our Board of Directors since January 2011. He is the Ronald C. Crane Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also the director of the Center for 21st Century Energy and the head of Energy Science and Engineering at MIT, where he plays a leadership role in many energy-related activities, initiatives and programs. Ahmed holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.S. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cairo University.
Joan Giacinti is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sofratesa Group with headquarters in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Joan is also a founder of Aerodom, a concessionaire chosen by the Dominican government to develop, operate and manage airports in the Dominican Republic, which in 2008 was acquired by Advent International. He is the President of the Caribbean region of the French Trade Councils, “Conseillers du Commerce Exterieur” and the President for the Americas of the Forum Francophone des Affaires (FFA). He is also decorated with the Ordre national du Mérite by the President of the French Republic. Joan is a graduate from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris (HEC).
Marcel Cassard joined Deutsche Bank in 1997 where he is now a member of the Global Markets Executive Committee and Global Head of Fixed Income and Economics Research. Marcel also heads the Bank’s Global Macro Strategy Group, which advises the Board and clients on broad market risks and global economic and financial developments. Previously, Marcel spent five years at the International Monetary Fund. Previous to that, he was an Economist at the Council of Economics Advisers in the Executive Office of the U.S. President. Marcel holds a PhD in Economics from Columbia University.
Mr. Stelios Zavvos
Stelios Zavvos is the Founder and CEO of Zeus Capital Management, a private equity group. With over 35 years of corporate, finance and real estate experience, Stelios is also the Founder and CEO of Continental American Capital, an investment group that focused on real estate investment and financing in the USA. He has served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the NASDAQ listed Star Bulk Carriers Corp, serving on the Board’s Audit Committee. He has also held executive positions in blue-chip companies such as Citibank, Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble. SteliosZavvos holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MSc in Civil Engineering.