Flogas is now supplying the LP Gas required to power the CHP (combined heat and power) units located at the six Applegreen Motorway Service Areas on the M1 at Lusk and Castlebellingham and the M4 at Enfield. Each location is fifty times the size of an average service station and on a par with the most advanced sites in continental Europe. Each Service Area is equipped with cafes and restaurants as well as showers, toilets, playgrounds, baby-changing and bottle-heating facilities.
Working in conjunction with the Flogas Energy Solutions team, the implementation of a CHP solution on each site, powered by LP Gas, has resulted in the efficient production of electricity which is more cost-effective than buying from the National Grid. Operating on LP Gas, which is clean, virtually odourless and soot-free, the CHP unit allows for the simultaneous generation of water heating, central heating and electricity in a single process. This not only reduces energy costs but also minimises the impact on the environment. The flexibility of LP Gas enables the catering facilities to use it for cooking too.
“A high-tech operation like the Motorway Service Areas would usually mean significant energy consumption, but not in this case,” says John O’Donoghue, national sales manager for Flogas Ireland. “The use of environmentally friendly LP Gas for each on-site CHP unit to generate electricity on-site is just another example of a practical energy solution from Flogas.”
Joe Barrett (left), operations director for Applegreen, and John O’Donoghue, national sales manager, Flogas Ireland. Flogas is supplying the LP Gas to power the combined heat and power units (CHP) at the six Applegreen Motorway Service Areas.