On-site energy project goes live at Cranswick’s flagship food production site

Cranswick and BasePower have announced that the CHP energy scheme at the Cranswick Country Foods site in Preston, Hull, has been switched on.

A 2.0MW CHP scheme has been developed and installed by BasePower, which is fully containerised in a noise-reducing complex. Following a 12-month design and construction process, the CHP was connected on schedule in time for Christmas 2018. The scheme is already generating electricity, and the commissioning of steam and hot water supplies will be added over the next few months.

When fully ramped up the CHP is projected to supply the majority of the site’s total electricity requirements and will significantly reduce its overall electricity costs.  The scheme will also reduce Cranswick’s carbon footprint with the saving of over 650 tonnes of CO2 per year.

Darren Andrew, site director at Cranswick Country Foods, said: “Cranswick prides itself on being an industry leader in green thinking. Our dedication to reducing energy use and lowering the carbon footprint of our food production sites is a core part of our Second Nature initiative.

“BasePower’s on-site energy scheme underpins this commitment along with our own recent upgrades to animal welfare, food waste reduction and environmental performance here at Preston.”

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