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Gordonstoun School gets a Grundfos Pumps upgrade


Founded in 1934, today Gordonstoun School is one of the most famous independent public schools whose alumnus includes three generations of the Royal family. Set in a 150-acre estate in Elgin, today they provide co-education to 600 day and boarding pupils who range in age from 8 to 18 years.

Their enlightened approach to education has recently been extended to a review of their infrastructure. This included their boiler house, which had remained unchanged for more than 20 years. With a desire to improve energy efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint, Gordonstoun appointed HWEnergy who are biomass heat specialist to deliver the best solution. HWEnergy in turn collaborated with Grundfos Pumps to deliver the bespoke pump solution.

Now fully operational the new pump solution combines a range of ultra-efficient members of the award winning Grundfos MAGNA circulator pump family. Additionally, a ready to install a packaged pump skid comprising of 2 x Grundfos TPE 80-400/2 energy efficient pumps was delivered complete with suction/discharge heads and an auto-changeover panel.

With a strong reputation for excellence, the school sets the highest standards in every aspect of their operation. This includes the estate management who are delighted with the overall results including the Grundfos pump solution which is already proving a very worthwhile investment in terms of much lower running costs and significantly reduced CO2 emissions.