•          THE UK’S 1ST DH project using LOGSTOR pre-insulated pipes with outer casing of recycled external HDPE
  •          800M OF LOGSTOR pre-insulated pipes installed 


Client: Newcastle City Council & EQUANS
Principle Contractor: CPC Civils
LOGSTOR Approved Installer: PPSL

THE PROJECT: Boosting Newcastle’s commitment to tackling climate change

Newcastle Council in partnership with EQUANS - the new name for ENGIE’s services-led activities - has taken the first but important step toward a more sustainable future by using district heating pipes, developed by LOGSTOR, a Kingspan Company, produced entirely or partly from recycled materials to deliver an innovative low carbon heating project.

This is the first UK district heating project where LOGSTOR pipes with recycled HDPE have been used to deliver innovative net zero solutions which play a part in reducing the city’s carbon footprint.

Based on the installation of 800m of pipe for this project, the amount of CO2 saved compared to traditional pre-insulated pipes is 7170kg / 7.17 tonne

The project forms part of a wider £20m low carbon scheme within the City – further boosting Newcastle’s commitment to tackling climate change by saving more than 30,000 tonnes of carbon over 40 years.

About LOGSTOR pipes with outer casing of recycled external HDPE: As the leading pipe supplier, we make every effort to contribute to climate improvement and reduction of CO₂ emissions.

The outer casing of these LOGSTOR pipes is made of recycled plastic from, among others, old district heating and water pipes and meets the European standard EN253 requirements.

The manufacturing process has been developed over a number of years, and we have been able to demonstrate through various in-house and external tests that the material and the manufactured products fully comply with the same durability requirements stipulated in the European standards as conventional pipes.

Our vision is that we will be able to produce the entire pipe (the pipe, the foam and the casing) using 100% recyclable materials.


• Recycling plastic waste saves resources of the Earth compared to the production of new HDPE

• 1.6 kg CO2 is saved per kg recycled HDPE.
For a 12 m pipe with a ø315 mm casing 77 kg CO2 is saved

• The properties of the casing is the same as a casing, produced from new HDPE

• Same service life of the system

• Strengthen the environmental profile of the energy company in relation to the consumers, the authorities, and other means of heating

• Strengthen the competitiveness of District Heating

1 KG RECYCLED HDPE = 1.6 kg CO2 saved


Christopher Hill, Managing Director LOGSTOR UK: “We’re pleased to be supporting the council’s ambitions around decarbonisation by bringing our broad expertise and market-leading district heating products to the table. “We are committed to supporting the UK’s ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions and this project is one of many in the future that we believe will benefit from our Green Pipes.” 

Says Ian Parker  – Project Director from EQUANS:This project is key to improving energy efficiency across the city of Newcastle and we took decisive action by choosing the LOGSTOR Green Pipes – new technology that will help deliver cleaner, greener and more sustainable energy, that will benefit the city for years to come.”

Comments Anthony Woodcock – Contracts Manager CPC Civils:Using the Kingspan Academy approved installers, PPSL, ensures we are in the best position to support Newcastle Council’s zero-carbon ambitions to the fullest. The site team continues to work incredibly hard to ensure the project is delivering on expectations and will be completed on time.”

Comments Ben Leach from PPSL:  “PPSL is an approved installer of the Kingspan Academy and has worked on a range of impressive DH projects in partnership with the UK team. The design, installation and superiority of the LOGSTOR products is key to the success of the network – the project is at the forefront of developing greener district heating networks”.