Blog5 October 2015

British Army harness horse power to produce renewable energy

With more and more organisations now seeking environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional power sources, the British Army have also taken the unprecedented step of using horse power to produce renewable energy.

Andrews Boilers were directly involved in aiding the transition to a biomass scheme by connecting a 250kW boiler to the client’s plate heat exchanger. The heat produced was then used against the cooling system to check operational performance – a vital phase in the process.

This test was necessary to ascertain effectiveness ahead of a fully-fledged power plant being commissioned, with the project overseen by one of the UK’s largest regeneration specialists. Our client had anticipated using the waste of up to 150 horses to produce energy, and these are stabled in Woolwich.

The site is less than two miles from our leading depot in Charlton, and it was this fact that enabled us to deliver the unit within a short time of receiving the enquiry. As expected, our boiler performed exactly as required and in turn helped a complicated assignment succeed.

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