In November 2004 Askeaton Power Ltd. commenced commercial operation of the 5MW Gas Fired CHP facility located at the Wyeth Nutritionals manufacturing plant at Askeaton, Co. Limerick.
The CHP facility is situated within an architecturally designed building complimenting existing site buildings.
The facility consists of one Centrax packaged 5MW Rolls Royce KB7S Generating Set along with one 30 tonnes/hr supplementary fired waste heat boiler. The system is designed to operate on either natural gas or diesel fuel.
The CHP facility supplys the majority of the site steam and electricity requirements while guaranteeing energy cost savings and reliability to the host site. As part of the project Askeaton Power Ltd. converted the existing site boilers from HFO to natural gas firing. Askeaton Power Ltd. integrated the existing boilerhouse with the CHP facility.
The system incorporates state of the art control technology and automation software. A site specific SCADA system monitors an extensive range of plant parameters with SMS text alert for alarm notification.