The newest energy plant in Northern Ireland is powered by 40,000 tonnes of chicken litter a year.
The £30 million plant, located on the outskirts of Ballymena, generates biogas from the chicken litter, which is used to generate 3MW of electricity annually - - enough energy to power 4,000 homes - which will be sold through the electricity network.
Profitec provided a combined mechanical and electrical design and build solution, which included; lighting, fire alarm, CCTV, Door Access, Power, extract ventilation, air conditioning, domestic plumbing and sanitary ware.
The Administration Building Heating system is directly linked to the Generating process via a Heat exchanger providing heat to the building 350m away.
A bespoke mechanical and electrical solution was developed between the Plant operator (XERGI) and Profitec solutions for the Water installation package utilising Rain Harvest water and Bore Hole Water backed up by Mains Water for all their Process and wash down requirements for the whole Plant.
A combined mechanical and electrical solution was completed for the Odour Control in collaboration with specialist contractor (SIMDEAN), which included the installation of 4no 50KW Extraction Fans and all associated process control wiring and MCC modifications.
Works were carried out in coordination with the Main Contractor, ensuring careful consideration to the surrounding area. The whole area is sensitive with respect to planning and the surrounding countryside.