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Anchor Hanover - Biomass Boiler Systems

Anchor Hanover, England’s largest not for profit provider of housing and care for people in later life, has partnered with Energist Solutions on the installation of multiple Biomass pellet Windhager BioWIN boiler systems at bespoke Energy Centres across three of their housing locations.

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The partnership with one of the UK’s leading suppliers of low carbon heating solutions, will provide multiple health and environment benefits as well as being more energy efficient, reducing the heating bills for residents at the three sites. The locations: Five Rivers in Goole; Jubilee Court in Cramlington; and Oxenford Court in Leeds, consist of 132 homes in total and we will be looking at where we can make further installations at other Anchor Hanover schemes in the future.

The cost of running inefficient electric storage heaters and feedback from residents led to the decision to design and install a Biomass District heating system at these locations. The Windhager BioWIN boilers’ thermal controlled combustion technology enables us to measure output through an external metre and drive down costs, while maintaining efficient and clean long-term operation.

The patented flexible feed system ensures that new supplies of pellets are provided automatically. The reliability of the BioWIN ensures that the system can be safely operated externally.

The new systems are installed in an external biomass plant room that also houses a 2000 litre accumulator. Also accommodated is a 15-tonne wood pellet store and hopper.

The results have been extremely encouraging. At Five Rivers, Goole, since the installation of the Windhager BioWIN boiler system was installed in December 2020, the scheme has seen a reduction of over 90% in carbon emissions.

Energist Solutions have provided significant funding solutions that have been developed especially for the requirements of heating larger properties of multiple occupancy with an emphasis on maximum fuel efficiencies, safety and ease of operation. Anchor Hanover has committed to ensuring value for money from this funding and to ensure that other works, such as improvements to heating in communal areas, electricals and metering.

Anchor Hanover’s Director of Property, Shaun Carr, said:

“As England’s largest not for profit provider of housing and care for people in later life Anchor Hanover is constantly looking to innovate and improve the lives of our residents. A key part of our asset strategy is to minimise carbon emissions and to provide affordable heating solutions for our residents. Our partnership with Energist Solutions Ltd, has vastly impacted the energy efficiency of the three schemes involved and led to more affordable warmth for residents.”

Energist Solutions Ltd’s Director of Operations, Ken Tiffin, said:

“Being selected to work with Anchor Hanover as a solutions partner has been a privilege. Seeing the difference that these Projects are making to their residents is both rewarding and provides a lot of job satisfaction. It is great to see that Anchor Hanover are a forward-thinking organisation, investing in renewable technologies to future proof their properties whilst putting their customers at the heart of it all.”

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