Biomass Boilers for Schools – North Ayrshire Council. Biomass installations at 15 sites set to save £350,000 a year. In 2014, North Ayrshire Council embarked upon an ambitious biomass heat roll-out programme to replace outdated and inefficient oil, gas and coal-fired heating systems. The project is a fantastic example of how the Public Sector in Scotland can lead the transition to a low carbon heat sector and shows how carbon and sustainability savings can be delivered affordably. HWEnergy were selected by North Ayrshire Council as the partner for the project and took responsibility for the full project rollout. This includes the design of the solutions, securing all planning permissions, the installation of the biomass systems and integration with the existing heating systems and the commissioning of the boilers. The biomass boilers have been incorporated in a range of predominantly school buildings including, including replacing coal-fired boilers at Skelmorlie Primary School and Kilwinning Academy. The boilers installed deliver more than 3MW of installed capacity and range in size from a 90kW boiler at Lamlash Primary School to a 1MW system at Irvine Royal Academy. The first phase of the biomass rollout has covered 12 sites including 2 on the Island of Arran. All 12 sites are now up and running and delivering cost and carbon savings.
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