Siemens has been selected as an approved supplier to the Carbon and Energy Infrastructure Upgrade Services Framework Agreement developed by Countess of Chester Hospital (COCH) through its appointed service provider the Carbon and Energy Fund (CEF) for use by any NHS and public sector bodies wishing to utilise current and future technology to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions.

The Countess of Chester Commercial Procurement Service has developed the national framework agreement in conjunction with Carbon and Energy Fund Limited (CEF), which has access to £300m+ capital funding. CEF was co-created with the Department of Health to provide the NHS and the wider public sector with a streamlined, cost-efficient procurement route for upgrading energy systems and infrastructure with guaranteed fixed-term financial savings. Eligible users of the framework agreement include public sector facilities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland from NHS, Ministry of Defence, education and further education, local authorities, unitary councils, city councils, and the greater city boroughs.

Lee Podger, client relationship manager at CEF commented: “The quality of bidders this year has been exceptional. We are excited to see the diversity of new technologies such as solar car parks, electric vehicle charging, generation of geothermal heat, chemical free water treatment technologies, energy expenditure and district heating from waste, to name a few.“