Edina and Swancote Energy successful at CHPA awards


The Annual CHPA (Combined Heating and Power Association) Awards Dinner proved to be an informative evening and gave host to presentations which covered the whole gamut of CHP applications.

Large and small scale operations were represented in the awards and Edina was pleased to be highly commended in the Innovation Category with its installation at Swancote Energy. This project demonstrates the efficiency of the MWM engines, packaged as plug-and-play units by Edina in the UK and the extra electrical generation and heat recovery from a unit created by CTEC Energy.

Swancote Energy is based at a farm in Shropshire and started biogas operations in 2011 with agricrop. The plant can now handle 38,000 tonnes of food waste per year and has 2.06 MWe electrical output from the TCG2016V12 and the TCG2020V12 MWM engines. These were supplied as a turnkey package and now operate with available uptime in excess of 95 % being maintained and serviced by Edina.

Of Edina’s entry the CHPA judges said:

...the judges were impressed by the innovative combined use of the Edina CHP units and the CTEC heat recovery solution at the biogas plant, and the increased electrical efficiency gained as a result.

Edina engines were also involved in another winning entry in the best Campus, Community and Residential Project, which was won by SSE Heat Networks. SSE entered their district heating project at Wyndford Glasgow, delivered in collaboration with Vital Energi.

The Edina group of companies has specialised in onsite power generation for over 25 years. With over 140 qualified staff operating at five locations in two countries “true” national coverage for all service and maintenance requirements is provided. The spectrum of fuel sources are catered for in the product range, diesel, natural gas, biogas and synthetic gases. Edina offers design, supply, hire and full turnkey solutions and constructs the container and all related operational products at its manufacturing premises in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

Edina Group is the official distributor in the UK and Ireland of the MWM engine range. MWM is the oldest manufacturer of gas powered generating equipment, being in the business since 1881. Gen-sets are noted for their market leading efficiency and proven track record for dependable and predictable service, thus making them the most cost effective, efficient solution.

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