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Finning powers UK city-wide energy schemes

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 17:36 -- Ruth Williams
CAT G3516E


Finning Power Systems has supplied seven Caterpillar generator sets for energy schemes in Leicester and Birmingham, UK.

The CAT gensets will support low carbon combined heat and power (CHP) and tri-generation technology across the two sites, covering thousands of homes and council-owned buildings.

One site, part of the Leicester District Energy scheme, is a £15m partnership between Cofely District Energy, Leicester City Council and the University of Leicester. It is expected to reduce Leicester’s carbon emissions by around 8,400 tonnes per annum.

Finning supplied two 1600kWe, G3516E generator sets, along with design support and commissioning for the new, gas-fired CHP installation at the University of Leicester. A G3516E unit was also supplied for the upgrade of the existing district heating scheme on a housing estate in the city.

In Birmingham under a similar scheme, four CAT gensets from Finning, including a G3516C with control panel and exhaust gas heat exchanger, along with a 2000kWe G3520E, 1600kWe G3516E and 725kWe G3512LE were supplied. Finning provided design support and commissioning for all four units.