Hammonds Furniture

Furniture manufacture reduces disposal costs whilst gaining RHI payments with biomass boiler installation

Key Facts

Location

Hinckley, Leicester

Project included

  • 3 x 500kW Froling Turbomats, approved on the RHI for using Grade A and B waste wood
  • Full plant room installation including 36,000 litres of thermal stores
  • Fuel fast feed delivery system
  • Undeground heat main to connect to different factory buildings
  • Water to air fan coil heaters fitted throughout the factory to provide space heating

Fuel consumption

Approximately 850 tonnes of waste wood per annum

Disposal savings

Approximately £35,000 per annum

Fuel cost saving

Around £90,000 per annum vs mains gas

CO₂ saving

Approximately 546 tonnes per annum

RHI payments

A project of this size would gain approximately £90,000 every year for 20 years, index linked to inflation

ROI

3 to 4 years (combining RHI income & fuel cost saving)

Overview

Hammonds Furniture are based in Hinckley near Leicester, and provide fitted bedroom furniture and kitchens tailored to their clients home and needs.

The challenge

Hammonds Furniture wanted a robust biomass system installed that could not only utilise the Grade A and Grade B waste wood produced at their factory, but also burn it in compliance with the RHI scheme to ensure that it would be approved to receive the quarterly payments from the government.

As Hammonds Furniture is operational 24hours a day, works had to be planned carefully around onsite activities to ensure there was no impact to factory production.

Our custom solution

Treco supplied and installed a total of 1.5MW of biomass systems on site. Due to the layout of the various different factory buildings on site, it was decided at design stage that the correct solution was two biomass plant rooms, located at either end of the site and heating different factories. In this instance one plant room contained a single 500kW Froling Turbomat, and another had 2 x 500kW Froling Turbomat.

Treco was responsible for supplying and installing fan coil heaters at height throughout all of the factories to provide space heating.

The incentive

A large driver for Hammonds was being able to burn the waste wood produced on site in the biomass systems. This not only provided disposal savings as the material was previously disposed of offsite, but also gave them a fuel savings as they no longer have to purchase mains gas to heat the factories. Hammonds are accredited into the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). This means the client will generate RHI payments of circa £90,000 per annum, indexed linked for the next 20 years.

Please note: To protect client confidentiality, any figures mentioned are based on the average of several typical projects of this size and all financial information is not specific to this project or case study. Current information on RHI payments is correct at the time of publication and should be used for guidance only, not to be considered a guarantee.

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