Hospital Case Study

This is a large regional hospital serving South Lincolnshire and the Fens area, providing 24 Hour Accident and Emergency, pediatric and maternity wards, as well as coronary care and a series of other specialisms. The hospital utilises biomass energy to provide heating and hot water.

LocationBoston, Lincolnshire
Boiler Type3MW, Heating
Boiler MakerBinder, Installed 2009
FuelG50 Virgin Chip
StorageLoaded directly by Stobart Wood Fuel Walking Floors
DeliveryWalking Floor Unit, Weekly
ConsultancyFuel and Storage

At the time of installation in 2009, the 3MW Binder boiler, was one of the largest, most complex and successful biomass heating projects in the UK, not only cutting carbon emissions by 51%, but also reducing operating costs by between £40,000 and £60,000 per annum.

Intelligent planning by the Hospital Energy Centre team, led to close consultancy on the development of a dedicated fuel storage shed that has been specifically formatted to enable the bunkers to be loaded directly by a self-tipping Walking Floors or articulated Tipper units, speeding up the supply process significantly and avoiding the need for bulky, expensive loading shovels. The storage shed specification includes substantial exterior maneuvering space to enable Stobart Biomass’ Walking Floor units to turn and position themselves with ease during deliveries.

Deliveries of G50 Virgin Wood Chip are made weekly direct into the storage bunkers using Stobart Biomass Walking Floors.