The Client –

Waste Management Solution Provider


The Challenge –

Eco-friendly Waste Processing Facility Commissioning


The Solution –

Short-Term Chiller, Generator & Fuel Package Hire

Aqua Hire has been involved with the commissioning of an ecologically focused waste processing facility in the South of England. Aqua was appointed by the plant’s contractor to provide a cooling solution, on a temporary hire basis, to enable the centre to be tested under load before completion.

The project involved redeveloping and upgrading an existing facility, with the new centre having provision for two types of waste treatment process – gasification and anaerobic digestion. The former is used to treat waste that is left when any recyclable items have been separated from it and anaerobic digestion is used with food waste. When the waste is processed it is converted to either fuel or fertiliser for use in farming. The fuel is used to run the plant and then excess is supplied to the national grid.

This new plant gave the local area its first ever energy recovery facility and is expected to treat a third of its household waste, as well as an element of waste from local businesses.

Aqua supplied cooling equipment to the anaerobic digestion process, upscaling on-site cooling capacity so that the system could be thoroughly tested.

The provision of a hire chiller increased capacity from 300kW to 500kW and the addition of a generator took the power supply from 220kVA to 500kVA. Aqua Hire also supplied a fuel tank and a full fuel management service to measure fuel levels and co-ordinate future fuel deliveries.

The full hire solution included:

  • 500kw process chiller
  • Plate heat exchanger
  • Pump, hoses, ancillaries, install & de-install
  • 500kVA generator
  • Fuel package – including 3000l tank & telemetry

“This project is an incredible achievement and really showcases the next generation of waste treatment facilities. It will benefit both the environment and the local community, totally transforming how waste is handled within the region” explains Aqua Hire Sales Engineer, Jack Crawford.

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