Rural Energy brings more biomass to historic estate

Published:  08 September, 2016

Rural Energy, biomass, renewable energy, boiler, space heating

Rural Energy has installed another biomass boiler, the third, at the historic Welbeck estate in Nottinghamshire. The estate covers over 6000 ha, and the latest boiler has been installed at Colingthwaite Farm, the estate’s dairy farm and the home of Stitchleton cheese. The 100 kW Herz Firematic boiler heats a range of buildings, including the farmhouse, farm offices and the cheese dairy. It uses home-grown timber.

For many years, coal and oil were the primary energy sources. The recent biomass installations fuelled from Welbeck’s own woodland have presented a far more cost-effective and sustainable option.

The first boiler installed by Rural Energy at the Welbeck estate was an 800 kW Endress biomass boiler to serve the Grade 1-listed Welbeck Abbey and its auxiliary buildings. The boiler was built in a bespoke plant room designed to fit in with the listed buildings surrounding it.

The second installation was a 199 kW Herz boiler at the Carriage Court to heat 830 m2 of office space and meeting rooms.

For all the installations on the estate, Rural Energy provided client training post commissioning and continues to provide service and maintenance support through a service contract.

Alan Sampson, head of biomass at Welbeck Estates, commented, ‘The new systems have considerably reduced our heating costs and carbon footprint. This was our third project with Rural Energy, so we knew their capabilities in delivering the project. They offer complete support from design, installation and service.’

For more information on this story, click here: September 2016, 100

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