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Scottish biomass specialist undergoing significant expansion

A Scottish biomass specialist is set to unveil its UK expansion plans this week, at the Royal Highland Show.

Uphall-based Scot Heat and Power is expanding its core offering of highly efficient wood chip/wood pellet-fuelled boilers across multiple Scottish depots. Recently, the company established a new base in Windermere, Cumbria, which it believes will become the lynchpin of its expansion plans.

The company is getting ready to announce a multimillion pound pipeline of work which it believes will confirm its reputation as an energy supplier to projects both in England and Scotland. Its presence at the Royal Highland Show, an annual farming and countryside gathering, will be used to demonstrate the company’s ambitions.

At the show, Scot Heat and Power will announce its diversification plans - the introduction of a forestry and arboricultural specialism in rural estate and forestry management allowing it to provide practical help to landowners and land managers throughout the UK.

Recent strategic partnerships with Cochran UK and Sweden’s Jernforsen bioenergy give Scot Heat & Power the capability to provide industrial heat, steam and combined heat and power solutions from 2MW to 35MW thermal capacity using virgin biomass or waste fuels in fully Waste Incineration Directive-compliant installations.

Jernforsen has delivered more than 1,000 plants to clients across the world since it was founded in 1984, including working closely with Swedish state university Linnéuniversitetet for almost 20 years. It has increasingly invested in smaller cogeneration plants of up to 8MWe, which it sees as a key growth market. Jernforsen and Scot Heat and Power believe that through combining their expertise, they can realise lower operating costs, higher efficiency and greater reliability for clients.

The collaboration with Cochran meanwhile, is to allow Scot Heat and Power to offer a complete boiler package with systems that meet the requirements of modern energy production.

Malcom Snowie, Scot Heat and Power’s managing director, said: “Scot Heat & Power in particular is targeting further UK growth and is set to diversify into arboriculture, while maintaining a key focus on our core specialisms which remain the lifeblood of the business. In fact, we are set to yield several multi-million pound opportunities in the very near future that we look forward to announcing. 

“It’s therefore an exciting time for us to talk about the considerable environmentally sustainable advances that we are now able to bring to the market as we look to further grow our interests.

“We see the Royal Highland Show as a significant strategic step in that direction as we look to further expansion both north and south of the border.”  





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