Manufacturing plant in Glenamaddy now powered by 100% renewable energy

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Peter Flanagan, Site Manager and John McDermott, Procurement Manager

Kingspan Water & Energy in Glenamaddy has become the first manufacturing plant within the company’s global network to have its manufacturing process completely powered by renewable energy.

The move to renewable energy has been a gradual transition over the past five years and following installation of BioLPG in July, the site is now 100% powered by renewable energy.

Kingspan Glenamaddy manufactures storage solutions for numerous sectors including agri, water, domestic as well as specialist custom tanks as part of Kingspan’s Water & Energy Division.

Peter Flanagan, Site Manager at Glenamaddy, said the introduction of renewable electricity to the site has delivered a significant reduction in carbon emissions.

“This was the first step in transitioning the plant to meet its Planet Passionate targets, and we’re both proud and delighted that the introduction of another renewable and sustainable energy resource – BioLPG – has enabled us to reach our goal of the plant being powered by 100% renewable energy,” said Peter Flanagan.

Kingspan Glenamaddy also ensures that no waste goes to landfill and is now ‘zero waste to landfill’ and the business has recently installed rainwater harvesting on site as it looks to further integrate sustainable technologies throughout the Kingspan base in Glenamaddy.

“Our rainwater harvesting tank is expected to displace the use of 100,000 litres of mains water per annum, reducing pressure on the local drainage systems and reusing a precious resource,” added Peter Flanagan.

Speaking about the business’s ten-year sustainability programme, Aidan Roberts from Kingspan Water & Energy explains that their commitment to sustainability is embedded across the Group by the Planet Passionate programme.

“Our goal is to reduce carbon (CO2e) emissions to as close to zero as technically possible in manufacturing, together with halving carbon intensity in our primary supply chain,” he said.

“By 2030, we have committed to net zero carbon manufacturing, and to reach this goal, it will require the transformation of Kingspan’s processes across its sites.

“The transition of our sites in Glenamaddy, County Galway and Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, to being entirely powered by renewable energy is an illustration of our commitment in reaching these goals and we’re delighted that these sites will be the first of many to be powered solely by renewable energy.”