Topland Group Selects EuroSite Power for Seven Menzies Hotels
860 KW Of Energy Systems To Be Deployed For On-Site Utility Solution
Wednesday April 16th 2014
LONDON, UK. – April 16, 2014 – EuroSite Power Inc., (OTCQB: EUSP) an On-Site Utility solutions provider, offering clean electricity, heat, hot water and cooling solutions to hospitality, healthcare, housing and leisure centres in the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe, has signed a contract worth £13.2 (US$22.09) million to install and own combined heat and power (CHP) systems at seven hotels owned by Topland Group.
Under the terms of the 15 year agreement reached with Topland Group a total of 860 kW from seven modules of highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP) systems will be installed, owned and operated by EuroSite Power at seven of Topland’s UK hotels – Aberdeen, Bournemouth, Cambridge, Derby, Glasgow, Irvine and Stratford upon Avon. Together the CHP systems installed will produce up to 11,255,330kWh of total energy per annum, while saving up to 2,034 tonnes of CO2 – equivalent to taking 428 cars off the road each year. The contract brings EuroSite Power’s total contract bookings to £53.5 (US$89.35) million and 3,088 kW electrical capacity.
Topland Group is one of the largest privately owned international investment groups whose principal activity is Commercial Real Estate, with a portfolio of over 270 properties, valued in the region of £4 billion. Topland has a strong track record of investing in the hotel sector. Investments include The Royal Crescent Hotel in Bath, a portfolio of Hilton hotels, a portfolio of Thistle hotels, the Welcome Break in North London and the Menzies Hotel Group.
Lionel Benjamin, Director - Hotels for Topland Group said: “Keeping our operating costs under control is fundamental and as energy prices continue to rise we needed to find solutions that allow us to manage this risk. EuroSite Power’s combination of zero upfront capital cost with discounted pay-as-you-go energy has proven the ideal solution.”
Commenting on the announcement, Paul Hamblyn, Managing Director of EuroSite Power, said: “Our new agreement with Topland further extends our reach into the all-important hospitality sector. It also brings the total number of systems that EuroSite Power has on contract to thirty. Like all EuroSite Power customers Topland can now look forward both to reduced operating costs and lower carbon footprints at each of these seven properties.”