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ENGIE secures major contracts to support zero-carbon ambitions for Milton Keynes council

Leading energy and services
Group, ENGIE, has been announced as the preferred bidder for two new
significant contracts with Milton Keynes Council.

ENGIE has been appointed by
the Council to deliver a range of innovative energy improvements and carbon
reduction initiatives to the Council’s land and built assets through the
national Re:fit Energy Performance Contract framework. The Re:fit framework, co-owned
and managed by Local Partnerships and the Greater London Authority (GLA) allows
public sector bodies to achieve guaranteed financial benefits through energy
efficiency and generation projects.

ENGIE will initially assess
a number of Council buildings and thereafter deliver energy-saving projects
under an Energy Performance Guarantee. The first phase of the Re:fit project is
expected to attract an initial capital investment, addressing authority owned
sheltered housing and other buildings.  

It is expected that further
phases of the project could attract further investment in excess of £50m,
likely involving large scale renewable energy and storage projects, directly
linked to the delivery of the Council’s strategic development plans.

ENGIE has also been
appointed to provide facilities management services in a 7+3 year contract.
Procured through the ESPO public sector owned professional buying framework,
ENGIE will deliver a portfolio of building maintenance, cleaning, security and
helpdesk services.

Sam Hockman, Divisional
Chief Operating Officer at ENGIE said: “As a business, we are deeply committed
to making the journey to zero carbon happen. It is great to partner with a
customer like Milton Keynes Council, who share the vision of a post-carbon society.
We cannot wait to provide our energy and asset management expertise in support
of the Council’s ambitions.”

Milton Keynes Council has
previously announced ambitions to be carbon neutral by 2030 and carbon negative
by 2050, which the contracts with ENGIE will help to achieve.

Council Leader Pete Marland
is clear on the commitments, saying “We want MK to be the world’s first
post-carbon city, and how we manage our own assets is an important step towards
this goal. ENGIE demonstrated a clear understanding of our ambitious targets
for carbon reduction and the same commitment to delivering a significant impact
through their work.”

ENGIE has long term
experience in successfully providing both facilities management and energy
efficiency services to a wide range of public sector establishments and is due
to begin works on both Milton Keynes contracts later this year.