Irish food company to be equipped with CHP

The Kerry Group food company in southwest Ireland is benefit from a EUR20m project that will see natural gas fed to a combined heat and power plant at its base near Listowel.

The Irish Examiner online reports that Kerry is to be linked to the natural gas network as the pipeline is extended from Foynes in Co Limerick to Listowel.
Kerry Group
The project, which will feature the construction of the CHP plant, has been approved by the Commission for Energy Regulation.

Kerry Ingredients, the Kerry Group flagship dairy plant which is based in Listowel, has been engaged as ‘an anchor load’ , ensuring it is commercially feasible for gas to be delivered to the greater Listowel area and within the town.

A 40km feeder main pipeline will be brought from the Irish Gas Networks station near the Co Limerick port town, mainly along public roads. The feeder pipeline work, and the distribution within Listowel town will be in two phases and take up to two years to put in place.

The pipeline work is due to begin in March/ April 2017 followed a year later by the town distribution works.

Mayor of Listowel, Fine Gael councillor Aoife Thornton, said, “The continued sustainability of Kerry Group is hugely important to the town.”

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