Spirotech specified for major biomass district-heating scheme

Published:  05 January, 2016

Spirotech, water treatment, water filtration

One of the largest biomass projects in the UK, Blackburn Meadows Biomass Plant, includes Spirotech’s Top Control pressurisation system and three 10 000 l expansion vessels in its main plantroom. Spirotech products have also been installed to protect the system from contamination by dirt and magnetite.

This plant uses locally sourced recycled waste wood to generate 30 MW of electricity to power around 40 000 homes and serve a low-carbon district-heating network supplying heat directly to homes and businesses in the area.

The district-heating pipe network will extend some 8 km when completed. It will supply landmark buildings such as the Motorpoint Arena, Ice Sheffield, Forgemasters and the English Institute of Sport.

The plant is the third in E.ON UK’s generation portfolio and the largest project that Spirotech has worked on with E.ON so far.

The photo shows Rob Jacques, Spirotech’s areas sales manager (right) with David Forrest, project manager with RK District Heating, which was responsible for the installation of the Spirotech equipment.

For more information on this story, click here: January 2016, 142

comments powered by Disqus



Welcome to Modern Building Services Online, the web edition of Modern Building Services (MBS) journal and the UK's most popular Building Services engineering site. Modern Building Services covers the entire Building Services Engineering industry. This site contains archived content from the journal, plus web-specific content.

When you go to our digital edition, you can also access the archive of digital editions.


Modern Building services has a group
on Linkedin - join us!


  • Intermediate / Senior Mechanical Engineer

    The Mechanical team undertake the design and specification of a range of Mechanical building services in a lead or supporting role, depending on project complexity and scale. You should demonstrate a flexible approach to design and team working and wil......

  • Senior Urban Designer

     Applicants will be Master’s Degree qualified Architects / Urban Designers, with a strong portfolio of work highlighting a variety of projects at a range of scales and types, with strong focus on regeneration, infrastructure-led projects and major develo......

  • Principal Structural Engineer

    We are currently recruiting on behalf of a global client, with a diverse range of award winning projects to their name. Their experience spans a host of market sectors, including transport, infrastructure, defence, scientific, education, high-tech and ......

more jobs »


"Is the Building Services industry lagging behind in the implementation of BIM?"