Novotel London Canary Wharf will procure electricity, heating and hot water using one of Veolia’s latest combined heat and power (CHP) units.

By using CHP, this latest addition to the London skyline will cut around 213 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year.

It will also save equivalent grid energy for nearly two million hot showers.

The building is scheduled to get completed by autumn of 2016.

The Novotel London Canary Wharf will be a 39 storey tower consisting of 313 bedrooms, conference facilities, restaurants and a bar over an area of 19,000m2. The top floor will offer a complete view of London for visitors.

The structure is being built after the demolition of a 1990s office building on the site.

To ensure reliable heating and continuous electricity, the CHP unit will provide 24/7 energy to the building.

The specialist CHP team of Veolia will also provide complete operational and lifetime maintenance support for the low emission 135kWe CHP unit.

Veolia COO public and commercial Gavin Graveson said: “This latest application of decentralised power demonstrates how Veolia can help the hotel industry maintain energy security and lower demand on the Grid. By working with Accor at the Novotel Marsh Wall we will help them to reduce the overall carbon footprint, as well as highlighting their sustainable approach.”

In the UK, Veolia provides CHP services to over 110 hotels, saving over 33,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.