Pita Te Hori Energy Facility
Pioneer Energy has an agreement with Ngāi Tahu Property Limited to provide a centralised heating and cooling system, using the natural aquifer, in central Christchurch.
CDEC was the joint venture company (50/50) formed by Pioneer and Engie (formerly Cofely Australia Pty Ltd) to build, acquire, own and operate assets for the supply of thermal energy to this site. At the beginning of November 2018 Pioneer acquired Engie's 50% share in the management and operations of the facility.
Ngāi Tahu Property were quick to see the long-term benefits of such a high quality, efficient and cost-effective energy supply solution that also supports their sustainable development vision for the site. The initial stage of the development includes two commercial office buildings, a multi-storey car park, and a large, landscaped public space, with the full master plan including the future addition of two smaller office buildings and high-quality residential apartments.
In 2017 the Ngāi Tahu Pita Te Hori building was opened with the fully commissioned heating and cooling system provided by the District Energy Scheme.