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Buderus launches CHP range

Buderus, one of the worlds most established heating technology brands and part of Bosch Thermotechnology, has boosted its UK portfolio of low-carbon commercial heating solutions with the launch of a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system.

CHP systems provide the simultaneous generation of electricity and usable heat from the same plant or appliance, which maximises efficiency and provides a low- cost supply of hot water and electricity. Resulting in improved energy management and a more sustainable source of heat and power, the installation of a gas-fired Buderus CHP system can help make a significant contribution towards meeting sustainability targets and compliance with legislation. Organisations required to comply with the Government’s mandatory Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) can also benefit from a reduced requirement to purchase carbon allowances.

Mike Southall, director of business development at Buderus commented: “Buderus places significant emphasis on

ensuring specifiers have easy access to an extensive range of high output, high efficiency heating solutions for the commercial and industrial sectors. By adding CHP to our product range, we are now able to offer a system which provides a simultaneous supply of hot water and electricity.

“With the CRC encouraging an increasing number of public and private sector organisations to closely monitor their carbon emissions, an extensive range of fuel efficient technology is required in order to meet the growing demand for renewable and low carbon heating appliances. Whilst efficiency levels of CHP are well documented, stakeholders can also benefit from significant savings and a subsequent quick payback on their investment.”

The Buderus CHP product range covers outputs ranging from 19 – 240kW of electricity and from 34 to 374kW of thermal output, making the technology suitable for buildings of different sizes. An added benefit of the system is that up to five units can be cascaded to provide up to

1200kW of electrical output for applications where demand is particularly high.

Buderus offers a free feasibility study on any potential site of installation to ensure that the system can be sized correctly prior to installation in order to maximise efficiency.

Post installation, Buderus also offers maintenance advice and support to help ensure CHP units are correctly serviced and maintained for optimum performance and longevity of the complete system. For more information on the Buderus CHP range, visit

shentongroup expands their standby power service with Magdalene Ltd

shentongroup, the specialist supplier of power generation and energy support systems, has extended its long term association with independent telecom services provider, Magdalene Ltd (Magdalene), by winning the contract to provide its Merlin Powercare 24 generator service.

Magdalene has already contracted with shentongroup for its Powercall service to provide secondary back-up power to Magdalene’s managed service business customers throughout the UK. Now, following the signing of the Merlin Powercare 24 contract, shentongroup will also be providing a fully integrated nationwide maintenance, refuelling and onsite load bank testing service for the Scorpion 106kVA generators. These were supplied by shentongroup in 2002/3 and are used to support Magdalene’s managed service business fibre network and ancillary infrastructure.

The Merlin service includes the provision of ongoing generator maintenance at Magdalene’s managed service business sites throughout the UK as well as 24-7 cover for all generators including a four-hour response time for “red alert” calls. In addition the company will be using their latest programmable Load Bank to test each generator under

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various simulated load conditions to verify its overall performance and reliability to perform in an emergency power situation. The addition of a refuelling service underlines shentongroup’s ability to provide Magdalene with an end-to-end service. Magdalene’s collaborative partnership with its managed service business customers encompasses full life support to telecom operators throughout the UK, covers all phases of the network lifecycle - from initial needs definition through to project implementation, acceptance and network operations (first and second line maintenance and network monitoring). The company’s total reliance on protecting their networks from power outages and surges means that a continuous, reliable, power source is especially critical and its dependence on standby power is a vital element in its customer service. “We went out to tender and chose

shentongroup as we were particularly impressed with the fact they immediately understood what was required and took the time to understand how we wanted the contract to work”, said Gordon Leslie, Service Manager at Magdalene. “We think shentongroup provides a very professional service. The company’s pricing is competitive; it has national coverage and offers far more services than many other companies”. Email:

Building & Facilities Management – November 2011

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