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P3P Partners is developing, installing and maintaining a sixth combined heat and power energy centre for the APS Group at one of its tomato nurseries in Yorkshire (the “Energy Centre”). The new energy centre follows on from its installations for the APS Group in Cheshire, Kent, the Isle of Wight and Tees Valley. Cambridge HOK... more >

P3P in construction of new CHP energy centre in North East, UK. P3P Partners have recently agreed to develop, install and maintain another Combined Heat and Power Energy Centre for APS Group. This time in Billingham, Teesside. The new installation will be the fifth of its kind, following previous developments in Alderley Edge, Kent and... more >

The future’s bright for the Isle of Wight- P3P has secured the development for a 5MW solar farm in Arreton, on the Isle of Wight. This has been achieved before the Government cuts support to new-build solar farms. Installed over a space of 11.5 hectares, the £5.25million solar photovoltaic power plant will become part of... more >

The Emerald Isle is set to become ever greener – P3P has secured a deal for the development of 14.85MW waste-to-energy plant in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The £107m project is the largest of its kind to be financed in Northern Ireland, and is expected to deliver 65MWh of clean, green electricity on an annual basis – sufficient to... more >

We’ve recently started the installation of CHP energy centres at two sites on the Isle of Wight for APS Salads, one of the UK’s leading tomato growers.... more >

The Jaguar Land Rover plant at Solihull is now fully benefitting from a recent CHP energy centre, designed, installed and maintained by P3P. Jaguar Land Rover wanted a state-of-the-art solution that would meet their rigorous cost, emissions and efficiency requirements. They also wanted an energy source that was sustainable and secure, and didn’t want to... more >

Construction has started on a ground-breaking waste-to-energy plant in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, that will supply power to around 7,000 homes when it reaches completion in 2017. P3P Partners has been involved in the project from very earliest stages, when it was approached by AssetGen Partners, a specialist investment fund. P3P supplied the working capital and was... more >

24/03/2017

CONSTRUCTION OF A SIXTH CHP ENERGY CENTRE FOR P3P IN YORKSHIRE

P3P Partners is developing, installing and maintaining a sixth combined heat and power energy centre for the APS Group at one of its tomato nurseries in Yorkshire (the “Energy Centre”). The new energy centre follows on from its installations for the APS Group in Cheshire, Kent, the Isle of Wight and Tees Valley.

Cambridge HOK is the principal contractor for the design, build and construction of the Energy Centre. Clarke Energy will install one 3.3MWe General Electric Jenbacher engine, which will act as the primary source of electricity, heat and CO2. Two dual fuel boilers will be installed to ensure that there is a reliable supply of heat and CO2 during both planned and unplanned maintenance of the Jenbacher engine. In addition, the construction of a 2.1 million-litre thermal storage tank will allow APS to accommodate the tomatoes’ seasonal and highly weather dependent heat demand profile.

The Energy Centre is expected to be operational by the end of 2017 and once complete, the Energy Centre will provide a reliable year-round supply of electricity, heat and CO2 to the APS Group at its tomato nursery in Yorkshire.

20/04/2016

Horticulture in Teesside: New Power Plant to cultivate Tomato Plants at Tees Valley Nursery

P3P in construction of new CHP energy centre in North East, UK.

P3P Partners have recently agreed to develop, install and maintain another Combined Heat and Power Energy Centre for APS Group. This time in Billingham, Teesside.

The new installation will be the fifth of its kind, following previous developments in Alderley Edge, Kent and the Isle of Wight.

Contracted for the design and construction of the project is Cambridge HOK, who acted as principal contractor on the Isle of Wight. Whilst the design fundamentals remain largely the same, enhancements have been brought in to improve and upgrade the new Energy Centre. This is primarily to integrate the CHP system and its COdiNOX gas cleaning procedure with the existing high-pressure steam delivery system, along with the two backup boiler. Once complete, this will provide a reliable supply of electricity, heat and CO2 to the tomato grower, all year round.

Clarke Energy are to install two 3.3MWe Jenbacher engines, which will act as the primary source of electricity, heat and CO2. This tri-generation concept is highly beneficial for the grower, since greenhouse plants grow better in a CO2 rich atmosphere. To the extent that growers implement a variety of systems in order to increase the CO2 concentration in the greenhouse. In this particular scheme, CO2 is ‘scrubbed’ from the exhaust gases from the CHP engines, then mixed with an additional supply of pure CO2 from the neighbouring fertiliser before being fed into the glasshouses. The Energy Centre is expected to be operational in time for the new crop of tomatoes, when planted at the end of this year.

Two dual fuel boilers also ensure there is a dependable supply of heat and CO2 during both planned and unplanned maintenance of the Jenbacher CHP engines or the CF fertiliser factory. Furthermore, construction of a 5.6 million-litre thermal storage tank allows the grower to accommodate for the fruits’ seasonal and highly weather dependent heat demand profile.

Other modifications and improvements to the installation include a new grid connection, installation of additional CO2 and heat distribution pipes, and the laying of a new gas pipeline to site.

Once commissioned, the Energy Centre should help APS grow their winter crop using artificial lights.

 

 

CONSTRUCTION OF A SIXTH CHP ENERGY CENTRE FOR P3P IN YORKSHIRE

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09/02/2016

New solar farm to ensure a brighter future for the Isle of Wight

The future’s bright for the Isle of Wight- P3P has secured the development for a 5MW solar farm in Arreton, on the Isle of Wight. This has been achieved before the Government cuts support to new-build solar farms.

Installed over a space of 11.5 hectares, the £5.25million solar photovoltaic power plant will become part of an expanding portfolio of technologies that P3P has developed.

Construction will start in February, and should be completed in time to supply electricity to the grid in March.

Having achieved pre-accreditation for ROO-FIT (Renewable Obligations Order-Feed In Tariff), the solar plant will generate and provide a local supply of renewable electricity for up to 30 years. The solar rays harvested by the farm will be enough to power up to 1500 households. After this period, the unspoiled land can be returned to being farmed.

Our partners on the project include RALOS new energy, who will oversee construction and maintenance of the project. Our other partner, Triple Point, have helped implement the venture as a CIC (Community Investment Company), ensuring it contributes more to the local area than a renewable supply of electricity. This type of scheme allows the project to directly support a charity of choice on the island.

The nature of solar generation requires a relatively small amount of maintenance to operate since it is a ‘passive’ generator, compared to other more time consuming and labour intensive projects such as our energy to waste plant in Hertfordshire.

Instead, the solar photovoltaic cells only require the sun to shine, where on the south coast of England it shines brightest on average throughout the United Kingdom.

Horticulture in Teesside: New Power Plant to cultivate Tomato Plants at Tees Valley Nursery

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17/11/2015

‘Waste-to-energy plant paves the way for cleaner, greener Emerald Isle’

The Emerald Isle is set to become ever greener – P3P has secured a deal for the development of 14.85MW waste-to-energy plant in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The £107m project is the largest of its kind to be financed in Northern Ireland, and is expected to deliver 65MWh of clean, green electricity on an annual basis – sufficient to power 14,500 homes.

We have entered the joint venture with the Green Investment Bank, RiverRidge Energy and Equitix.

This follows P3P’s involvement in a revolutionary £60m biomass energy plant in Hertfordshire, which is likewise the largest of its kind in the UK.

Bouygues Energies and Services, who designed the Hertfordshire plant, will undertake the design, construction and operation of the plant in Northern Ireland. The plant is expected to be fully operational in late 2017.

Pioneer Fuels will provide the feedstock to fuel the plant. This feedstock is comprised of household and commercial waste, and the gasification of this waste into a combustible fuel qualifies the project for the Renewable Obligations scheme. It will also aid local authorities and businesses meet their waste reduction targets.

In addition to enhancing Northern Ireland’s green infrastructure network and providing a local supply of renewable electricity, the development is set to create approximately 250 construction jobs and 20 further permanent jobs in operations.

 

New solar farm to ensure a brighter future for the Isle of Wight

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16/07/2015

Tomatoes on the Isle of Wight get the Rolls-Royce treatment

We’ve recently started the installation of CHP energy centres at two sites on the Isle of Wight for APS Salads, one of the UK’s leading tomato growers.

This project follows the highly successful CHP energy centre installation we completed for APS Salads at their Kent site. The company was so pleased with the results that they immediately embarked on a second project with P3P.

Energy centres at both sites on the Isle of Wight have two Rolls-Royce BV12 AG2 5.5MW reciprocating gas engines with selective catalytic recovery (SCR) equipment to provide APS Salads with electricity, heat and C02. This state-of-the-art tri-generation installation will include a 5.6m‑litre thermal storage tank to meet a fluctuating demand for heat.

The energy centre will use the cleaned-up CO2 in the growing process, allowing APS Salads to increase yields and improve quality.

“By working with P3P, I’ve been able to install a system that I couldn’t have afforded myself from Day One,” says Phil Pearson, Group Development Director of APS Salads. “They’ve enabled me to have the technology I need to grow crops to the highest possible standards in the UK and become one of the leading growers in the country.”

The Isle of Wight CHP energy centres for APS Salads are due for completion in Q1 2016.

Find out more:

Revolutionary CHP energy centre for one of the UK’s largest tomato growers
APS Salads Kent CHP energy centre case study

Not so tasty tomatoes? Engines’ heat and exhaust fumes to be used to boost growth
The Daily Telegraph

http://www.cospp.com/articles/2015/06/rolls-royce-gensets-for-uk-tomato-growers.html?eid=295186444&bid=1095424
Cogeneration On-Site Power Production

‘Waste-to-energy plant paves the way for cleaner, greener Emerald Isle’

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16/07/2015

CHP energy centre supplies sustainable, secure power and heat to Jaguar Land Rover

The Jaguar Land Rover plant at Solihull is now fully benefitting from a recent CHP energy centre, designed, installed and maintained by P3P.

Jaguar Land Rover wanted a state-of-the-art solution that would meet their rigorous cost, emissions and efficiency requirements. They also wanted an energy source that was sustainable and secure, and didn’t want to rely on the grid. The plant needs heat and power 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Any interruption to the supply means shutting down the plant, with significant cost and productivity implications.

The customised solution was designed to meet the company’s thermal and electrical load needs. The two 1.5MWe containerised engines replaced an existing CHP installation that was past its useful life.

“Jaguar Land Rover now have a secure, reliable source of clean power, with all the efficiencies and cost savings that come from local CHP energy generation,” says Philip Elborne, the project engineer at P3P responsible for the installation. “The energy centre also helps them meet their corporate sustainability goals, so it’s a success on every level.”

Tomatoes on the Isle of Wight get the Rolls-Royce treatment

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16/07/2015

Revolutionary £60m biomass energy plant in Hertfordshire to be the largest of its kind in the UK

Construction has started on a ground-breaking waste-to-energy plant in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, that will supply power to around 7,000 homes when it reaches completion in 2017.

P3P Partners has been involved in the project from very earliest stages, when it was approached by AssetGen Partners, a specialist investment fund. P3P supplied the working capital and was highly instrumental in bringing the project to financial close earlier this year (one of the few projects to achieve this milestone). P3P is also one of the funders, working with a pension fund.

The plant has been designed by Bouygues Energies and Services and will be built by Biomass Power Limited. Feedstock will be supplied by Biffa and Powerday. The project is backed by the Green Investment Bank.

When completed in two years’ time, the energy plant will burn 90,000 tonnes a year of refuse-derived fuel (RDF). As a gasification technology, it’s eligible for Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) subsidies.

“Ultimately it was our project, but P3P had faith in us and brought their considerable expertise, knowledge and skillset to bear,” says AssetGen MD Mark Denham. “We couldn’t have done it without them.”

Find out more:

“First-Of-Its-Kind” £60m EfW Plant To Power 7,000 Hertfordshire Homes
the CWIM Journal Online.

AssetGen Partners taps Bouygues Energies & Services for waste-to-energy gasification plant in the UK
Renewable Energy Focus.

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