2 x 56kW OkoFEN Wood Pellet Boilers
We were contacted by a Landlord of a Commercial Property in Witchford, Ely who was looking to reduce their energy bills and move away from fossil fuels. A meeting was arranged in the middle of September to carry out a site-survey and to find the best solution to replace the current oil system.
From visiting the site, we discovered there was plenty of space adjacent to the property that would be an ideal space to house a Biomass Boiler and Pellet-silo to store the wood-pellets. The building currently had a 200kW boiler, from our heat-loss calculation we estimated that a 112kW boiler was all that was needed.
After discussing the various configuration options and impressive earnings from the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) with the client, two OkoFEN Biomass Boilers were chosen to meet the Business’s heating and hot water demand.
The client organised the clearing of space and our project team commenced on site in early November. We were responsible for all ground works, building of the boiler house and pellet store, up-grading the old heating controls, electrics and installing the biomass system. Our team of engineers completed the task in just four weeks, the site was kept tidy and noise levels were kept to a minimum allowing the business to run as normal.
We installed 2 x 56kW OkoFEN Biomass Boilers providing 112kW of renewable energy which is adequate to meeting the Business’s energy demands. The Biomass Boiler runs on wood-pellets, a renewable fuel which is available throughout the UK, with the closest depot being in Newmarket, Suffolk. The boiler and pellet-silo were positioned neatly next to each other providing easy access for wood-pellet deliveries and any maintenance that is required.
The OkoFEN system is fully automated and requires only annual maintenance. The business owner is able to control the system remotely from a computer allowing easy access at all times.
Following the installation, we assisted the Landlord with the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) application which will reward him financially for every kWh of renewable energy produced over a 20 year period.
With Government support, biomass is a profitable, natural and effective choice for producing a green source of heat and becoming increasingly popular for commercial properties.