New CHP plant for Portsmouth Naval Base
BAE Systems has begun work to install a new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant at Portsmouth Naval Base in the UK, the company announced on 4 August.
The new CHP plant will recycle energy, reduce carbon footprint and is expected to save the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) up to £4 million per year in energy costs.
Energy and electrical requirements at the naval base are set to increase when the HMS Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers arrive in their home port. The dedicated CHP facility will meet this demand and increase energy efficiency across the site.
A CHP system produces electricity and heat from a single fuel source and is able to retain excess heat which would otherwise be wasted. To create this new facility, a former boiler house will be converted and is due to be completed by the end of 2018.
The £12 million contract for the CHP facility forms an amendment to the Maritime Services Delivery Framework(MSDF) contract, awarded by the UK MoD to BAE Systems in 2014. Under the MSDF contract, BAE Systems manages Portsmouth Naval Base on behalf of the Royal Navy, and also supports half of the Royal Navy's surface fleet on UK and global operations.
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