Cranswick reveals details of new on-site energy project

Cranswick reveals details of new on-site energy project

Food producer Cranswick has announced a nine year Power Purchase Agreement with BasePower, the provider of on-site power plants.

The agreement, made on 14th May, will see the Cranswick Country Foods site in Preston, Hull, install a new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system.

This is Cranswick Country Foods’ largest site, producing fresh pork products and processing over 6,500 pigs per day.

The investment will support a number of improvement projects at Preston, in order to make Cranswick’s energy infrastructure more competitive and sustainable.

BasePower will install and operate a 2.0W Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system that produces low-carbon electricity, steam, and hot water for use in the manufacturing process.

A Preston Cranswick Country Foods internal production line.

The scheme also includes the upgrade of other heat infrastructures to maximise energy efficiency in the sterilisation and sanitisation processes.

Darren Andrew, site director at Cranswick Country Foods, has said: “We are delighted to work with BasePower to establish a low-carbon, on-site energy scheme for Preston”

The nine year Power Purchase Agreement will construct and operate the CHP throughout its life, which Andrew says will “further improve our energy efficiency, helping to keep Cranswick at the cutting edge of cost competitiveness and reducing our environmental impact.”

With switch-on expected in late summer of this year, the installation is already underway.

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