Poultry-Feed Mill case Study


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Poultry Feed Mill

Industry: Poultry Farming/ Food Processing

Application: Biomass

Country: UK

Power: 2 x 132 kW

Model:  2 x HP145

Steam in/out: 20 Bar G/ 4.5 Bar G

 Global food processing firm orders two Heliex systems for integration with newly installed biomass boiler at its UK feed mill – annual income will be over £1m.  

The Client 

Global provider of food and agricultural products that employs over 150,000 staff. It operates a European poultry business and processes over 1.5 m chickens weekly at its Midlands plant. £35m was recently invested to improve efficiencies and upgrade the technologies at the facility.

This project is located in the nearby feed mill, which produces the feed for all of its poultry farms.

The Project

Our client upgraded the existing oil boilers to a biomass boiler. They also investigated extra technologies that would maximise financial returns on the project.

Operational flexibility was a key consideration as they have variable steam loads that depend on how many feed presses are operating at one time.

The Solution 

The oil boilers are being replaced with a Vyncke 4.5-5MW wood pellet boiler. A newly built energy centre will house the boiler plant. Two Heliex HP145 GenSets will be located by the current plant room with skids inside. The incorporation of skids reduces cost, minimises site construction time and ensures that the correct steam quality is supplied to the Heliex machine.

Annual income will be over £1m thanks to electricity savings and RHI/ ROC incentives.

Payback on the Heliex machine is under 1 year.