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  • 1. Presentation toNESRB AnnualConference 17th May 2012Xcel Centre Newton AycliffeWELCOME TO AMAZON PARK & NORTH EAST ENGLAND

2. Geoff Hunton MRICSDirector 3. Introduction toMerchant Place Developments& Amazon Park 4. Merchant Place Developments Turnkey Development / Funding solution for occupierled development strategies Committed to Pioneering Sustainable Development 10 Years Experience across all sectors of the UK International Award Winning Team Offices in London & Newcastle 5. Expro / Tronic Ulverston 6. Amazon Park 104 acre regional strategic site Planning Permission granted for another five years 900,000 sq ft still available with units from 10,000 sq ft to 350,000 sq ft, tosuit individual requirements Flexible design solutions to a high level of sustainability Road and rail access Fully serviced sites 7. Amazon Park: Site OverviewPlot Sizes1.17 acres (6.9 ha)2.3.5 acres (1.4 ha)3a. 14.25 acres (5.8 ha) 8. Amazon Park: Connectivity One Mile to A1(M) Motorway Junction Network Rail designed and approved rail connectivity Close to two International Airports and intercity train services 9. The Hitachi Rail Project Originated in 2007 when DfT began the IEP process Project Contract value - 80 million (Construction & Fit out costs) February 2010 - Amazon Park announced as preferred site 1st March 2011 Secretary of State for Transport,Philip Hammond Announced the IEP contract awardto Agility Trains Consortium, lead byHitachi Rail Europe Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd Subsequently confirmedAmazon Park as the Preferred location for theAssembly Plant June 2012 DoFT agree contract with Agility Trains 10. The Hitachi Rail ProjectWhy North East England won our approval forthe project - Hitachi Head of Sales Site availability Quality of the site in relation to ease of development Connectivity - road, rail & port access Skilled workers in the area Strong industrial and logistics centres in the locality Ability to deliver quality products in the region 11. The Hitachi Rail ProjectProposed Facility 460,000 sq ft Darlington to Bishop Auckland branch line forms eastern boundary andrail access 1km test track within branch line corridor 12. The Hitachi Rail Project 13. Outline Programme / Current Status 2nd Quarter 2012 - Agree design & specification 2nd Quarter 2012 - Prepare detailed planning application 4th Quarter 2012 - Begin selection process for main contractor 2nd Quarter 2013 - Begin site construction works 2nd Quarter 2014 - Begin works on rail connection and test track 2nd Quarter 2014 - Begin installation of Hitachi manufacturing equipment 1st Quarter 2015 - Complete site construction & fit out 14. Rolling Stock to be Produced Hitachi will provide rolling stock and locomotives for a new generation ofhigh speed passenger trains These will replace the UKs ageing fleet of diesel intercity 125 trains The trains will run on electricity or diesel and they will be more comfortable,reliable and cost efficient 15. Benefits to the Region Up to 500 manufacturing jobs with a further 7,000+ jobs created orsafeguarded across the supply chain Building on the regions strong industrial links with Japan e.g. Nissan atSunderland (est 1986) and NSK in Peterlee (est. mid -1970s) Total project investment of 80 million (54 million for construction) Potential to supply mainland Europe Increased business for Teesport An economic return of 48 for every 1 of public investment Newton Aycliffe, as home to the plant, will benefit from increasedlocal business 16. Sustainability Full Environmental Impact Assessment undertaken Mitigation measures in place for Newts, Bats and Owls Mitigation measures designed to minimise visual impact Green corridor with carried environments and habitat planned for line ofDemon Beck and Public Right of Way Mitigation measures designed for any potentialnoise generation Planting of over 2,000 trees and 1,000m of hedgerow 17. Sustainability 18. Sustainability Thermal Efficiency and air tightness well beyond normal standards Use of extensive natural lighting Solar hot water Selection of materials A or A+ rated in accordancewith BRE Green Guide to Specification SUDS drainage scheme External solar shading to office elements 19. Sustainability A target of zero waste to landfill Air permeability limited to less that 30% of current guidelines Solar (photovoltaic) power generation On site Waste to Energy Plant Ground heat source systems Provision of enhanced routes forpublic rights of way 20. Sustainability Consultations with local interest group Archaeological Assessments in place and part of programme Commitment to low carbon energy sources Commitment to a Green Travel Plan Highway and transport assessment in place Waste Management Policy to be set upin conjunction with Hitachi 21. Proposed Energy (& Heat) From Waste The intended solution that the EfW Plant electrical power output will begenerated by two RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) Advanced ConversionTechnology (ACT) plants, each with a capacity of 6 to 8 MW providing atotal generation capacity of 12 to 15 MW. One of these plants will be connected through appropriate switchgear andtranformers to the proposed Hitachi Factory and other site users via aprivate wire connection to the switchgear of the development site users.Likely distribution voltage will be 11KV transformed down to 415V or 3Phase 50Hz for site use. Likely available private wire load would be up to6MW. 22. Proposed Energy (& Heat) From Waste The precise EfW Technology to be employed is yet to be determined butconsideration is being given to Incineration, Gasification, AdvancedGasification, Plasma Gasification and Waste Depolymerisationtechnologies. It is intended that the plant will also produce steam for Heatingfor distribution to the Hitachi plant and other buildings on the site.It is anticipated that the plant will generate double Renewable ObligationsCertificates (2 x ROCs) under the Ofgem accredited scheme due to itsenvironmentally friendly credentials. We are in discussions with Impetus Waste Management about the potentialuse of an EfW of Waste Facility Feedstock to provide power to the HitachiSite. 23. Proposed Energy (& Heat) From Waste Possible Distribution Layout Connectivity will depend on the likely electrical power load conditions on theAmazon Park Development and the availability of a suitable capacityconnection to the National Grid System. Heat Source for Amazon Park Development Additionally the EfW Plant facility will provide a specified maximum amountof heat source energy to the Amazon Park Development via the EfW Plantfacility. This heat source is likely to be in the form of LP steam and /or hotwater. Thus the Amazon Park Development will install a suitable local pipeworksystem to provide this heat source to the users of the development. 24. Proposed Energy (& Heat) From WasteAmazon Park EfW Plant Typical Power Distribution Diagram To GRIDT3EfW PLANT S3 T1EfW Plant Train S1 EfW Plant 1 Distribution BoardRDFEfW Plant TrainS22 T2 S4To AmazonT4Park Heat SourceDistributionSystem 25. Proposed Site Layout 26. Merchant Place DevelopmentsWe are committedto supportinglocal business 27. The implications for the region are significant. Hitachis investment would bethe largest private sector investment since Nissan, 500 direct jobs would becreated, with thousands more in the supply chain.Phil Wilson MP for SedgefieldThank you for your timeA Development By Funded By Supported By