MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: CooperOstlund completes peaking plant CHP installation

Leading gas engine specification and maintenance services provider, CooperOstlund, has completed its first UK peaking plant installation. The project saw three, 2.7MW combined heat and power (CHP) gas engines installed at a site in rural Derbyshire.

CooperOstlund joined the project halfway through after poor planning and incorrect engine installation from another contractor delayed completion considerably. This meant the site was still in development nearly eight months after the start date.

With a quick turnaround essential, CooperOstlund turned months of stagnation into activity and progress. The engines were quickly removed, floor and engine cell levelled, followed by a full re-install, allowing the site to be commissioned and set live immediately. Now fully operational, the plant is running at optimum efficiency – generating more than 8.1MWe energy to support the National Grid in times of peak demand. 

Speaking about the project, Stuart Cooper, director at CooperOstlund, commented:

When it comes to CHP engine installation, it doesn’t pay to cut corners. In this instance, it doubled costs and lengthened timescales considerably.


Fortunately, we were appointed just in time to rescue the project – which had struggled to get off the ground and was draining resources. Thanks to our team’s expertise, it was possible to quickly correct mistakes and ensure commissioning could be completed just a few weeks later.

Completed in April 2018, the peaking facility is now fully-operational. In times of high energy demand, engines generate sustainable power to supplement grid capacity.

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Notes to editors

CooperOstlund ( is the UK’s leading gas engine specification and maintenance expert. Providing design, installation and servicing for anaerobic digestion (AD) sites nationwide, the company guarantees a dynamic and cost-effective solution for clients operating across the green energy sector.


CooperOstlund will be exhibiting at UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018, the world's largest dedicated biogas tradeshow. You can find out more about the show and book your free delegate pass here.

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