We’ve recently started the installation of CHP energy centres at two sites on the Isle of Wight for APS Group, one of the UK’s leading tomato growers.

This project follows the highly successful CHP energy centre installation we completed for APS Group at their Kent site. The company was so pleased with the results that they immediately embarked on a second project with P3P.

Energy centres at both sites on the Isle of Wight have two Rolls-Royce BV12 AG2 5.5MW reciprocating gas engines with selective catalytic recovery (SCR) equipment to provide APS Group with electricity, heat and C02. This state-of-the-art tri-generation installation will include a 5.6m‑litre thermal storage tank to meet a fluctuating demand for heat.

The energy centre will use the cleaned-up CO2 in the growing process, allowing APS Group to increase yields and improve quality.

“By working with P3P, I’ve been able to install a system that I couldn’t have afforded myself from Day One,” says Phil Pearson, Group Development Director of APS Group. “They’ve enabled me to have the technology I need to grow crops to the highest possible standards in the UK and become one of the leading growers in the country.”

The Isle of Wight CHP energy centres for APS Group are due for completion in Q1 2016.