Cofely has signed a five year contract extension with Arjowiggins Paper Group to provide energy and utilities management for the CHP energy centre at the company’s tracing paper manufacturing facility at Chartham Mill, Kent, UK.

A GDF SUEZ company, Cofely is providing a CHP system, which is based on a gas turbine and dedicated waste heat boiler, producing superheated steam, along with 4 x dual fuel (gas & oil) boilers which provide top-up steam to meet peak demands (and as a standby facility).

Additional electricity is also produced in a back pressure steam turbine where high pressure steam pressure is reduced to provide steam for low pressure users on the site.

The contract extension builds on a long term relationship that has seen Cofely implement a management programme to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, supporting Arjowiggins’ strong commitment to energy sustainability.

Chartham Mill is the only tracing paper manufacturing facility in the UK and first started producing paper in 1738. It typically runs two machines, with a site steam load of 18 tonnes/ hour and a site electrical load of 4.5MW.

Cofely’s original contract to design, build, finance and operate the CHP energy centre began in 1993.

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