Work has just been completed on a £4.5 million project to upgrade a Wisbech factory’s heating processes and to improve its water usage.
Princes, the food and drink group, has completed two energy efficiency projects at its food production factory in Lynn Road as part of a programme of investment across all sites.
A new energy centre has replaced the factory’s six coal-fired steam boilers with a waste heat boiler and two dual fuel-fired boilers. Modifications to the site’s cookers and cooling towers will reduce water use.
The energy centre now includes a gas engine and electrical generator which supplies more than half of the site’s electricity thanks to the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) process, which uses the exhaust gases from the engine to raise steam within the waste heat boiler.
Ruth Simpson, corporate relations director, said: “This multi-million pound investment highlights our commitment to ensuring our sites across the world are adhering to the highest possible environmental standards”
The factory produces Crosse & Blackwell soups.