Underpinning the company’s wider international OEM partner strategy and bolstering their ongoing commitment to strengthening its customer value proposition, Fleetsolve, a specialist bioenergy and carbon reduction business based on The Wirral, has confirmed its status as a UK Solution Partner to the Engine Business of Siemens Energy (this business has been recently sold to Mutares SE &Co; and with effect from October 2022, it will be run outside of Siemens Energy).
The agreement enables Fleetsolve to supply the class leading energy efficient Combined Heat and Power (CHP) engines in the UK and Ireland, providing UK based parts supply, warranty management and factory trained service engineers for long term reliable operation on a wide range of low carbon fuels. The engine- based CHP is based upon a range of internal combustion continuous duty engines in the middle power range of >500kW to 2.0MW as part of its portfolio of low carbon technologies.
The company, which is one of the Northwest’s most ambitious and active players in the low carbon solutions sector, says this agreement underpins its strategy to accelerate industrial decarbonisation and zero-carbon projects for UK commercial energy users.
Northwest business growth
With decarbonisation a priority for all UK commercial energy users, Fleetsolve has structured itself for rapid growth. The OEM agreement is therefore a critical piece in its growth and development strategy. The company is currently on an exciting business pathway of ambitious growth plans over the next 5 years, aiming to increase its annual sales revenues to £150M. Key to this, is its aim to supply all industry sectors with all fuel types and all sizes of power generation and CHP, ranging from 2kW to 2.0MW.
To deliver on its ambitions, Fleetsolve has recently appointed several senior roles to bolster its capacity and prepare itself for major growth. The company forecasts that by 2027, it will provide skilled employment opportunities for an additional 100 people both in the Northwest region and across the UK.
Supporting UK business continuity
This relationship enables Fleetsolve to offer engine-based CHP and generator packages in the >500kW to 2.0MW sector. CHP is one of a range of proven low carbon technologies used extensively by the UK’s industrial and commercial sectors to provide reliable combined heat and power from a range of fuels and on-site waste streams. It is regarded as a critical part of the UK Government’s solution to energy resilience – and is relied upon to provide back-up in applications where power outages and downtime are business (and brand) critical.
Fleetsolve says its agreement will support UK users’ business continuity through UK-stocked parts, factory-trained technicians and UK-based specialist expertise.
For businesses that are concerned with the impact of Brexit on parts supply and import challenges, both parties hope this arrangement will give much-needed market confidence.
‘Biofuel and hydrogen ready’
The relationship also presents an exciting opportunity to carbon-conscious businesses looking to future-proof their CHP engines in readiness for medium- and longer-term decarbonisation plans. These engines have a long history of operating on a range of liquid and gaseous fuels including biofuels. Although the UK market has predominately been powered by natural gas, the global focus on low carbon energy production has seen a shift in customers’ requirements to more sustainable fuel sources including biogases, bioliquids and of course high-blend hydrogen.
‘Supporting UK Industry & Northwest growth’
“This is a very exciting time for Fleetsolve and we are absolutely delighted to announce this agreement,” says Keith O’Connor, Co-founder and CEO at Fleetsolve. “This will allow us to provide additional support to the UK market on its decarbonisation journey with a powerful combination of world-class expertise, customer service and future-proofed technologies.
“At Fleetsolve, we believe we have created a unique energy platform for carbon reduction solutions and are now better placed than ever to support UK industry in preparing for the energy transition that lies ahead. With this agreement in place, even more engine-based CHP and continuous duty generation users have an opportunity to benefit from our expertise – and future-proof their power generation needs as the market moves to a wider range of renewable fuels of the future.
“Although we are a nationwide business, we see our home in the Northwest – and the rich pool of talent and opportunity around us – as key to our growth. This part of the UK is the epicentre of decarbonisation. We are therefore very excited about the future and the opportunity to drive further economic growth and high-value, skilled employment in The Wirral and Liverpool City Region.”