A Birds Eye frozen food plant in Lowestoft on England’s east coast is set to install a £3m ($5m) combined heat and power (CHP) plant.

If planners approve the scheme, the gas-fired cogeneration plant could be running by October this year, providing heat, hot water and power for processing vegetable, beef, poultry and potato products.

Lowestoft Birds Eye plant

Craig Hamilton, general manager of the site, told the Eastern Daily Press that the plant would cut the factory carbon dioxide emissions by 20%.

‘We have had the money authorised, and we have got a preferred supplier, who is a world expert in this type of technology,’ he said.

‘Once we get towards the spring, we will hopefully start doing the building for the CHP plant and after that look to bring it on stream probably towards October.’

The on-site facility would measure 12 x 20 metres and occupy spare land between two production buildings, according to the newspaper report.

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