P3P Partners is developing, installing and maintaining a sixth combined heat and power energy centre for the APS Group at one of its tomato nurseries in Yorkshire (the Energy Centre). The new energy centre follows on from its installations for the APS Group in Cheshire, Kent, the Isle of Wight and Tees Valley.

Cambridge HOK is the principal contractor for the design, build and construction of the Energy Centre. Clarke Energy will install one 3.3MWe General Electric Jenbacher engine, which will act as the primary source of electricity, heat and CO2.

Two dual fuel boilers will be installed to ensure that there is a reliable supply of heat and CO2 during both planned and unplanned maintenance of the Jenbacher engine. In addition, the construction of a 2.1 million-litre thermal storage tank will allow APS to accommodate the tomatoes’ seasonal and highly weather dependent heat demand profile.

The Energy Centre is expected to be operational by the end of 2017 and once complete, it will provide a reliable year-round supply of electricity, heat and CO2 to the APS Group at its tomato nursery in Yorkshire.