James Ramsay acknowledged in award-winning energy project

James Ramsay (Glasgow) Ltd, alongside the design team at Scotia Energy Ltd, are delighted to have been involved in the installation of the award-winning innovative energy centre at the Wirral Metropolitan College.

The project, which saw a unique low carbon hybrid microturbine energy centre installed at the College’s Twelve Quays Campus in Birkenhead, scooped the ‘Carbon Champion Award’ at this year’s ECHO Environment Awards.

The new energy centre has reduced the College’s energy costs by 40% and is saving over 300t of carbon per annum compared to the previous gas boilers and imported electricity. The installation also took place in a fully operational building with minimum disruption to staff and students.

George Norrie, Primary Contractor and Energy Consultant, Scotia Energy Ltd said “James Ramsay Ltd played a major role in making the Wirral project a success. Their professional staff carried out the mechanical installation within budget and to the project timescales. They were helpful and easy to work with and we hope to be collaborating on other projects in the future.”

Raymond Shepherd, Managing Director at James Ramsay said “We are delighted to have worked with Scotia Energy on this award-winning project to showcase our team’s installation expertise. The long-term benefits for the College are huge – they will be able to significantly reduce energy consumption, CO2 emissions and costs.”

It is hoped that this innovative integrated energy solution will be rolled out across the local area for schools, colleges, leisure centres and commercial and public buildings.


About James Ramsay

James Ramsay (Glasgow) Ltd was established in 1920 and has grown to become one of Scotland’s most experienced and well-respected specialists in industrial and commercial pipework, heating and process systems.

A business built on the traditional values of quality workmanship, customer service and focus on health and safety, the company offers customers total support for their pipework, heating and process requirements from the provision of maintenance and emergency repairs to major pipework and heating plant installations and upgrades.

About the Awards

The Liverpool Echo Environment Awards – in association with Merseyrail and now in their eighth year – recognise the successes of business, community groups, schools and individuals in the area striving to make Merseyside a Healthier, Greener and more Connected place to live and work.

For more information please contact:

Jamie Shepherd, Service Director


Pictured above (left to right) – George Norrie, Energy Consultant at Scotia Energy; Renia Kotynia, Local Energy NW; Dr Bryan Lipscombe, Climate Consultant at Wirral Borough Council and Joe Finneran, Director of Estates at Wirral Metropolitan College.