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Hoval Welcomes Minister to Biomass Boiler Manufacturing Facility
March 15th 2011
Hoval Ltd, a leading manufacturer of commercial boilers and pressure vessels, today (Monday 13th March) welcomed Gregory Barker, Minister of State to its manufacturing facility in Lincoln.
L-R Hoval UK Managing Director Adrian Walker and Gregory Barker, Minister of State at the site visit to Hoval’s manufacturing facility in Lincoln.
The high profile visit marked the government’s launch of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) a scheme to provide long-term support for renewable heat technologies including solar panels to commercial biomass boilers.
The RHI scheme will provide a guaranteed ‘cash-back’ scheme for wood fuelled boilers and other renewable heat systems, making long-term commercial investments viable. With more than 2000 commercial wood heating boilers now in place throughout the UK, the sector is set for significant growth, creating jobs in the wood fuel and wood heating boiler markets.
The minister saw at first hand the manufacture of Hoval STU wood pellet boilers and met apprentices and members of the workforce. Hoval employ over 100 staff in the UK on sites in Lincoln and Newark and are in the process of recruiting a further 20 employees in sales, technical sales and production staff on the back of the announcement.
Minister of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Greg Barker said “Over 95% of heat in the UK is currently produced by burning fossil fuel, producing around half of the UK’s carbon emissions – more than from generating electricity. The Renewable Heat Incentive is the first of its kind in the world. It will help the UK shift away from fossil fuels, supporting jobs and growth in an important green industry of the future.
“Hoval is in a prime position to take advantage of this exciting new market in renewable heat.”
Adrian Walker Managing Director of Hoval Limited said “I am delighted to welcome the Minister to our production facility in Lincoln. We have been designing and manufacturing boilers and associated equipment in the UK for over 120 years and intend to be doing so for many years to come.
“The RHI will provide an important boost to manufacturers of renewable heat technologies and will incentivize property owners to specify biomass boilers for both new build projects and replacement heating systems.
Hoval Biomass boilers have been installed in many different properties including BAE Airbus, RAF Valley, Sudbury Hall, HMP Nottingham, Northumbria Police HQ, Caerphilly Hospital, Central St. Giles, Beacon Centre, RSPB Centre at Saltholme and many more. In total, to date (March 2011), this amounts to over 60MW of installed biomass heating
Issued 14th March 2011
Contact for further Details: Ian Dagley, Sales & Marketing Director Hoval Ltd email@example.com