E.ON Connecting Energies (E.ON) selected leading national engineering specialist, SES Engineering Services (SES) to deliver M&E design and installation services on the largest combined heat and power (CHP) project to be undertaken by E.ON in the UK. The scheme comprises design, supply and installation of new power, steam, low temperature hot water (LTHW) and chilled water generation plant.

This type of project has been a great opportunity to showcase SES’ technical engineering expertise and collaborative approach. The project also sees SES acting as the principal contractor on an extension to the bottling plant in Rugby which is operated by a major soft drinks manufacturer. Further to the M&E work that is currently being carried out on the extension, SES is overseeing the associated building works and the interconnection of the building services to the existing building.

The works focus mainly on supplying renewable power sources to the plant, consisting of substantial high voltage (HV) power and protection improvements and upgrading the 60-year old boiler system for more efficient steam energy generation.  All works are being undertaken whilst ensuring there is no interruption to the manufacturing and bottling processes.

This major building services project benefitted from SES’ innovative pre-construction engineering and its adaption of a new and enhanced approach to digital engineering combined with its bespoke offsite manufacturing facility, Prism.

The facility comprises a dedicated two-storey electrical building complete with ground floor RUPS and a choke and transformer room, with High Voltage (HV) and Low Voltage (LV) electrical switch rooms located at first floor level.  Dedicated CHP plantrooms and boiler rooms are provided in separate fire compartments, whilst a new absorption chiller is containerised. The CHP coolers are located on a new mezzanine plant deck.  The system is controlled by a Power Management System (PMS) and off-site monitoring is provided to E.ON’s Hamburg Remote Control Centre (RCC) via a dedicated Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.

The energy centre was commissioned in late 2018 and will be fully operational in late Spring 2019.