Heat recovery system sees Moy Park’s fuel usage plummet

UK food company, Moy Park has vastly reduced fuel-oil consumption at its Anwick site following the installation of a “revolutionary” heat recovery system.

The new heating system – which delivers, environmental, financial and efficiency benefits – was installed and uniquely configured by specialist engineering firm GEA, making it the first system of its kind in the world.

The system has reduced oil usage by 600,000 litres a year, and reduced Moy Park’s carbon emissions by 1,430 tonnes of eCo2 – equivalent to 185 UK homes.

It has also increased water storage, improved cleaning processes, and reduced noise at the Anwick site.

The heating system’s exclusive configuration means that the Anwick factory utilises waste refrigeration heat which would normally be discarded outdoors. The recovered heat is then used instead of boilers to heat water for processing. The system has also lowered water and chemical consumption from the site’s cooling towers resulting in less waste.

Describing the heat recovery system as “astonishing”, GM of Moy Park, Ben Carrigan, commented: “Moy is committed to delivering environmental savings, and this is just one in a long line of improvements we have made. Last year we celebrated achieving an ambitious goal of sending zero waste to landfill across all 16 of our manufacturing sites throughout Europe, and our agricultural base across the UK.”

Photo 1: Water tank arriving at Moy Park’s Anwick site.