WORLD OF WOOD:FIRST WOOD FUELLED POWER PLANT IN N.IRELAND GET £80M FUNDING FROM GREEN BANK

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(From Engineering and Technology Magazine)

30th July 2013

A combined heat and power plant in Northern Ireland which could supply 25,000 homes will be the largest of its kind, it has been revealed.

Two million tonnes of wood will be burned at the new £81m Evermore plant in Londonderry, which will be the largest renewable energy project in Northern Ireland, investors said.

The 15-megawatt installation is expected to begin operating in 2015 and will increase the amount of sustainable electricity generated in Northern Ireland by approximately a tenth. It is the first deal done in Northern Ireland by the UK’s Green Investment Bank, which is providing £20m.

Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “The first deal done in Northern Ireland is a landmark moment for the UK Green Investment Bank and I’m confident that there will be more to come.”

He added that today’s investment will have a significant impact, reducing carbon emissions and diverting wood from landfill while creating jobs and building a stronger economy.

Shaun Kingsbury, chief executive at the bank, said: “Today’s announcement will substantially increase Northern Ireland’s renewable energy capacity.

“Not only will the project save the same amount of carbon as taking around 77,000 cars off the road, it will also make use of over two million tonnes of wood, a valuable energy resource that would otherwise have gone to landfill.”

Northern Ireland is striving to reach stringent renewable energy standards laid down by Europe – by 2020 a fifth of supplies have to come from green sources.

The Stormont administration has pledged a range of incentives including payments for businesses and homes using sources like solar, wind or woodburning biomass.

Much biomass use so far has centred on micro-generation in homes and businesses. The wood-fuelled plant is to be built on a 10-acre site at the Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners land at Lisahally, developers said, and will simultaneously generate electricity and heat for homes.

The flagship biomass unit is the first of its kind on the island of Ireland and also the first project to be developed and funded by Evermore, established by directors Ciaran and Stephen Devine.

Ciaran Devine said: “We are making a serious commitment to the Northern Ireland energy market. Working with the best partners in technology, fuel supply and financing we hope to show that Northern Ireland is a great place to do business so that further inward investment will follow.

“These projects are extremely complex and they require the involvement of many statutory bodies and government departments and we hope this Investment will show the rest of the UK how committed Northern Ireland is to supporting renewable energy development, and how competent Evermore is at bringing these elements together and financing complex structures.”

Evermore, advised by KPMG Corporate Finance Belfast, secured the funding from the Green Investment Bank through the Foresight Group’s UK Waste Resources and Energy Fund (UKWREI). Partner funders include GCP Infrastructure Fund Ltd, Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S (BWSC), Investec Bank, and Eksport Kredit Fonden.

Construction work on the plant will create 200 jobs and will start in the coming weeks. Evermore Renewable Energy expects the plant to become fully operational by summer 2015.

Link to full published article here.

TREE CLEARING: THE EASY WAY

EMERGENCY TREE REMOVAL SERVICE IS REQUIRED WHEN YOUR PROPERTY HAS SUSTAINED SUDDEN STORM OR ACCIDENT DAMAGE.

Tree removal is a fact of life in achieving clear sites for a variety of householder and developer purposes, yet even with experienced teams of chainsaw handlers, there’s nothing to touch a purpose built tool for the job, like the LMS Scorpion 440 tree shear.

LMS Design from M.Large has developed the Scorpion 440 tree shear, an excavator attachment to aid in rapid tree removal and pruning.

The powerful Scorpion tree shear is a highly capable device featuring.

  • 440mm max cutting diameter
  • 20mm Hardox scissor type shearing blades
  • Built in limb support
  • Built in grapple function and separate hydraulic ram
  • Replaceable and sharpenable blades

We published a new video of the LMS Scorpion 440 tree shear in action on a tree clearing operation.

Here‚Äôs our latest video of tree clearing using the LMS Scorpion 440 on our YouTube channel and an after photo of part of the site following the Scorpion’ s visit.

What the LMS Scorpion can do.

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See the woodbuster 870 in action.

 

For a quote, or to make an enquiry, just call the sales office on +442890342838 or email sales@mlarge.com

BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE BUYING FROM GARDEN CENTRES

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As Tesco like to say, every little helps, so when you are planning to tidy up or redevelop your garden space, don’t buy your tree bark in bags from the multiples.

Here at our yard in M.Large we have huge stocks of screened organic tree bark available for collection or delivery.

100% natural organic organic tree bark mulch -no additives.

*3 grades available – Coarse, Medium and Fine.
*Suitable for gardens, walkways, planters and play areas.
*Excellent value from only £10m3 ex yard*

(*delivery available for small charge.)

Don’t pay pre pack pricing to beautify your garden, talk to us first.

For a quote, or to make an enquiry, just call the sales office on +442890342838 or email sales@mlarge.com

DEALER NEWS: STOLEN FIREWOOD PROCESSOR

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To all M.Large Dealers:

Please be aware that a customer has had a firewood processor stolen.

The customer from the East Sussex area reported the theft on the 2nd July 2013.

The Hakki Pilke 2x is a very distinctive machine as it is one of only 2 ever made with a Lombardini Diesel Engine and has been customised to have the tow bar cut off.

Ser No:3530/01

If you are offered this machine or are even requested for any parts for this model, please notify us on sales@mlarge.com/ +442890342838 and inform your local police.

We are only too glad to lend a hand to restoring the prized machine to it’s rightful owner and see the culprits caught and prosecuted.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Team @ M.Large

WE’RE TAKING A BREAK…

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Just to let all M.Large customers, suppliers, and friends know that we will be taking a wee break here in Co.Antrim.

The office will be closed on Friday 12th and Mon 15th July, reopening on Tues 16th July.

Any sales and spare parts enquiries can be made right up to close of business Thursday 11th July, with any parts ordered before 3pm shipping that day.

Parts ordered after 3pm Thursday 11th July will not be processed and  shipped until Tues 16th July.

Please note that our website NEVER closes, so feel free to log any requests, enquiries or messages up there and we’ll get right on it when we return.

M.Large Team