Insulation technology for new power plant: North Yard Devonport in Plymouth
Lindner Isoliertechnik und Industrieservice GmbH have executed comprehensive scaffolding and insulation works since 2014 during the erection of a thermal waste boiler plant close to Europe’s largest and oldest naval base, Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, in South England.
As partner of several highly reputed companies, who had been contracted by MVV Umwelt GmbH for the development of the various plant sections, Lindner were able to contribute their share to the high quality and impressive efficiency of this important infrastructure project.
Works started with the insulation of the waste boiler, enabling the plant to achieve an energy utilisation rate of almost 50 % while processing up to 245,000 tons of domestic and commercial waste per year. The regional municipalities will benefit from lower costs compared to landfill as will the Royal Navy, the largest local energy user, through the direct supply of power and heat, resulting in significant cost savings. Considering its performance, MVV Umwelt calls the new power plant “a benchmark for Great Britain”.
Subsequently, the site team of Lindner installed the insulation for HD-, MD- and ND-pipe systems in the turbine house as well as for approx. 1.4 kilometres of steam and condensate return pipes. At the same time the water treatment and bucket elevator chutes were insulated.
The insulation for the Air Cooled Condenser was a highlight: Being located on the exterior of the facility, this combined heat and sound insulation was implemented to meet high visual demands and gives the whole building its distinctive appearance. In total, the Lindner Isoliertechnik und Industrieservice GmbH executed 19,500 m² of insulation with all the necessary scaffolding at the North Yard Devonport plant. In the beginning of 2016, all works have been finished to the full satisfaction of the client.
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