EGGER Barony case study

Project Info

Project Description

EGGER Barony is one of Ayrshire’s biggest employers and a significant user of energy. The site produces around 400,000 m³ of raw chipboard on an annual basis. The energy consumption at the site is driven by process requirements with a small percentage related to the operation of the factory offices.

The client requirement was to undertake a two stage energy supply options study. The focus of the Stage 1 project was to identify suitable technologies that could be taken forward for further detailed evaluation.

Our Role

ITPEnergised (ITPE) worked with site management team to identify and evaluate low and zero carbon energy options for the site. The feasibility assessment considered the potential for a number of technologies including:

  • Gas fired CHP – turbine/engine
  • Wind turbine generation – on site or adjacent land
  • Solar PV
  • Solar thermal
  • Fuel cells – central or decentralised
  • Energy from Wood – gasifier or anaerobic digestion
  • Energy storage
  • Biomass boiler or direct biomass firing
  • Biomass CHP; gasifier or turbine
  • Heat pumps
  • Geothermal
  • Discounted at proposal stage – wave, hydro, tidal, P2G and absorption cooling

The findings of the evaluations were presented in a review report which considered each technology in the context of criteria including:

  • Benefits
  • Barriers
  • Incentives available
  • Technology maturity/risk
  • Supply chain maturity and after sales support
  • High level costs and typical ROI
Project Details
  • Project carried out in 2017
  • Deliverables include both a detailed technical study and face to face presentation of findings to site team and wider EGGER management
John Barclay
EGGER Barony, Scotland