Energy efficiency

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust energy efficiency project receives £7m boost

01 Feb 2016



• GIB and DLL commit £6.9m to Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust’s energy efficiency programme

• The project will cut the Trust’s annual energy costs by around £2m and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

• The Trust will benefit from a range of energy efficiency technologies including a new 2.5 MW Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system

UK Green Investment Bank plc and DLL have committed £6.9m to a programme of energy saving measures at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. GIB has committed £3.4m to the scheme as part of the £50m NHS energy efficiency funding alliance that it established with DLL in 2014.

The project was procured through the Carbon and Energy Fund (CEF) framework, with Vital Energi appointed as the Trust partner. The design, construction, installation and on-going asset management of the scheme will be carried out by Vital Energi under a 15-year performance contract.

The energy centre at Salford Royal will undergo a full refresh, including the installation of a new 2.5 MW Combined Heat and Power (CHP) engine. A series of energy reduction measures will also be installed such as LED lighting and the optimisation of the building management system.

The project, which is due for completion by the end of 2016, is expected to cut the cost of energy to the Trust by £1.9m per year and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Mike Dance, Estates Manager, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, said:

The Carbon and Energy Fund has given the Trust a fantastic opportunity. We will upgrade a key part of our energy infrastructure while at the same time reducing our carbon emissions and saving money.

Ed Northam, Head of Investment Banking, UK Green Investment Bank, said:

The NHS is one of the UK’s biggest energy consumers and upgrading existing technology will increase the reliability and resilience of its entire estate. This programme of energy efficient improvements will save energy, cut costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions without impinging on patient care.

Jonathan Evans, UK Country Sales Manager Clean Technology and Healthcare, DLL, said:

DLL is very proud to continue our investment in improving the energy efficiency of the NHS. Energy efficiency and clean technologies are a key strategic part of global business. Through collaboration with valued partners such as Vital Energi, DLL is able to help deliver improvements that are not only good for the environment, but also deliver a positive return on investment to the customer.

Phil Mottershead, Account Director, Vital Energi, said:

We are delighted to see forward thinking Trusts like Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust embrace the opportunities offered through the Carbon & Energy Fund to deliver huge financial savings and carbon reductions. We are excited to be working on this project which we believe will be a great example for other NHS Trusts who share similar ambitions of reducing their environmental impact.

David Mackey, Director, the Carbon and Energy Fund, said:

We are committed to working in partnership with clients from feasibility to contract close to ensure they maximise financial savings and carbon reductions through a practical and efficient solution. We are confident that, going forward, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust will have a fantastic new energy solution that is fit for the 21st century.


Tel: +44 20 3037 4014
Seb Farina, DLL: / 01923 810 833
Stephanie Nelson, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust: / 0161 206 8946
Gordon Coates, Vital Energi: / 01254 296 647

About the project

GIB commitment: £3.4m
Total capital mobilised: £6.9m
Co-investors: DLL
Developer/O&M contractor: Vital Energi
Expected completion: December 2016

Notes to editors

About the UK Green Investment Bank

UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) was launched in November 2012. With £3.8 billion of funding from the UK Government, it is the first bank of its kind in the world. It is a “for profit” bank, whose mission is to accelerate the UK’s transition to a greener economy, and to create an enduring institution, operating independently of Government.

GIB is wholly owned by HM Government. The Company is not authorised or regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Prudential Regulation Authority. A wholly owned subsidiary UK Green Investment Bank Financial Services Limited, is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

About DLL

DLL is a global financial solutions partner working in Clean Technology, Healthcare Agriculture, Food, Automotive, Transportation, Construction, Industrial Equipment and Office Technology. We collaborate with equipment manufacturers, dealers and distributors to enable businesses to obtain and use the assets they need to contribute meaningfully to the world.

DLL delivers original, integrated financial solutions to support the asset life cycle from leasing, vendor and commercial finance to remarketing. In addition, we offer mobility solutions, factoring and consumer finance.

DLL’s 5,500 members support its partners in more than 35 countries. The company is a fully owned subsidiary of Rabobank Group.

About Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Salford Royal NHS Trust aims to be the safest organisation in the NHS through providing safe, clean and personal care to every patient, every time. The Trust is an integrated provider of hospital, community and primary care services, including the University Teaching Trust. Salford Royal’s team of 7,000 staff provide local services to the City of Salford and specialist services to Greater Manchester and beyond. Salford Royal is an Outstanding Trust – the first trust in the North of England to achieve the highest rating given by the Care Quality Commission.

About the Carbon and Energy Fund

The Carbon and Energy Fund (CEF) has been specifically created to fund, facilitate and project manage complex energy efficiency infrastructure upgrades for the NHS and wider public sector. With a proven track record of more than 40 projects and in-depth experience of procurement, engineering, legal and finance, the CEF is the organisation to successfully guide public sector clients through the complex process involved.

About Vital Energi

Vital Energi provides sustainable and renewable energy solutions in the public and private sectors and is responsible for many of the UK’s most prestigious energy projects. Vital Energi can deliver all aspects of a project from energy management and generation to metering and billing and long-term asset management.