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Cofely fires up combined heat and power contract in South Wales

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Aerial view of Dow Corning’s facility in Barry, South Wales

Cofely has been awarded a long term contract to operate and maintain the combined heat and power (CHP) energy centre at Dow Corning’s facility in Barry, South Wales.

Dow Corning is a global leader in silicones and silicon-based technology. Its energy centre comprises a gas and steam turbine CHP, multiple high pressure waste heat recovery boilers and low pressure boilers. It is capable of generating 250 tonnes of steam per hour and up to 28 MW of electricity and the heat and electrical efficiencies achieved qualify as ‘good quality CHP’ under the CHP Quality Assurance Programme.

Cofely will also be responsible for the operation and maintenance of water treatment systems which provide boiler feed water and treated water to the site.

David Proctor, energy development manager of Dow Corning, said:

“Reliable, low cost and low carbon sources of steam and electricity from the CHP plant are vital for the long term success of our Barry site. We look forward to working closely with Cofely to further optimise CHP operation and to help Dow Corning explore additional energy saving opportunities in other areas of our site.”

Paul Rawson, managing director of Cofely Industrial Energy Services, added:

“Cofely’s proven track record in the operation and maintenance of large-scale CHP, combined with our growing presence in the chemical sector, played a key role in the award of this contract. As well as operating and maintaining the plant we will be working closely with Dow Corning utilising the Cofely OptimiseTM program, to identify and implement measures to improve energy efficiency, cut costs and reduce carbon emissions.”



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