Combined Heat and Power
Dean’s of Huntly
Fish Processing Factory
Dean’s of Huntly is a well-established family-run Scottish manufacturer of shortbread, located in the picturesque town of Huntly, Scotland. With a heritage spanning several generations, Deans of Huntly has established itself as a leading brand in the confectionery industry, known for its exceptional quality and traditional recipes.
Dean’s of Huntly faced the challenge of optimising their energy consumption and reducing their environmental impact while maintaining their high standards of production. They sought a sustainable energy solution that would enable them to lower their costs and enhance their operational efficiency.
Biosus Energy, a trusted provider of renewable energy solutions, partnered with Dean’s of Huntly to implement a 200kW Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system at their manufacturing facility generating over 1.68GWh per year. In addition, Biosus Energy was entrusted with the operations and maintenance (O&M) of the system, ensuring its smooth operation and longevity.
- Customised CHP System: Biosus Energy designed and installed a tailored CHP system specifically for Deans of Huntly’s manufacturing operations. The system utilised natural gas as a fuel source, efficiently generating electricity and capturing waste heat to meet the facility’s heating and hot water requirements.
Comprehensive Operations and Maintenance: Biosus Energy’s dedicated O&M team provided ongoing support and maintenance services for the CHP system. This included regular inspections, performance monitoring, preventive maintenance, and prompt resolution of any technical issues. The proactive O&M approach ensured the system’s reliability and optimised performance throughout its operational lifespan.
- Energy Efficiency and Sustainability: The implementation of the CHP system enabled Dean’s of Huntly to significantly reduce their reliance on grid-supplied electricity and traditional heating methods. By generating electricity on-site and utilizing waste heat, the CHP system improved overall energy efficiency and reduced costs. This aligned with Deans of Huntly’s commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices.
The collaboration between Biosus Energy and Dean’s of Huntly resulted in several positive outcomes:
- Cost Savings: The CHP system’s efficient generation of electricity and utilisation of waste heat led to substantial cost savings for Deans of Huntly, reducing their reliance on external energy sources and mitigating the impact of rising energy prices.
- Environmental Responsibility: Dean’s of Huntly demonstrated their commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices and environmental stewardship, further enhancing their brand reputation.
- Reliable Operations and Maintenance: Biosus Energy’s expert O&M team ensured the uninterrupted operation and optimal performance of the CHP system, allowing Deans of Huntly to focus on their core business activities. The proactive maintenance approach minimised downtime and maximised energy production efficiency.
Through the partnership with Biosus Energy and the implementation of the CHP system, Dean’s of Huntly achieved their goals of energy efficiency, cost savings, and environmental sustainability. This successful case study exemplifies the positive impact of renewable energy solutions and the value of reliable operations and maintenance in driving sustainable growth for businesses.
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