Fairheat has welcomed Mike Ridge to its growing team as Principal Engineer.

Mike’s appointment follows a number of new recruits for FairHeat, which specialises in enabling developers and operators of heat networks to maximise their performance, generate efficiencies and deliver low cost heat for residents. He is responsible for FairHeat’s New Build project support services, ensuring the optimum design, installation and commissioning processes are delivered for their client’s heat network projects.

He joins FairHeat from E.ON Community Energy, where he was Head of Design and responsible for a team of engineers delivering concept to construction designs for large scale district heating schemes across EON’s portfolio.

Mike said: “I’m passionate about sustainability and believe heat networks are uniquely placed to provide a long-lasting solution for the UK’s heat market to be supplied by new, low carbon and sustainable technologies.

“FairHeat is an inspiring company that is dedicated to improving all aspects of heat networks and I’m delighted to be part of such an energetic and cutting edge team. It’s exciting to be playing a part in helping heat networks become a leading contributor to a healthier energy market.”

Gareth Jones, Managing Director of FairHeat, said: “FairHeat has grown significantly over the last 12 months, from a team of five to 12, with further growth to come over the year ahead.

“This is a really exciting time for FairHeat as we continue to develop our expertise in the heat network market, and I’m delighted to welcome Mike to the team. His knowledge and expertise will play an important part in enabling FairHeat to grow our new build area of the business and play a leading role in ensuring a sustainable future for the UK’s heat networks.”