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Case Studies

Didsbury Golf Club - Manchester

Sector: Commercial
Project: Self-Contained Biomass Installation
Location: Didsbury, Manchester
Technology: Biomass
Size: 130 kWp


“The club was keen to replace its costly LPG heating system with an efficient, sustainable, cost effective alternative system. Biomass suited the location and heat requirements. We chose TGE Group as they offered an all inclusive service from design to RHI administration, installation and after sales. Their self-contained biomass solution was ideal for our needs and fits in well to the site.”

Tom O’Brien, Didsbury Golf Club.

The Project: Didsbury Golf Club is a popular, 18 hole parkland course in south Manchester. It welcomes over 300 golfers and visitors a week with its full golfing facilities, lounge, bar and meeting rooms.

The Solution:  Our heat team designed a system using a 130kW ETA Hack biomass boiler, to provide heat and hot water to the club house, kitchen, ten showers and a steward’s flat.  With space at a premium, the customer chose our pre fitted, self-contained biomass system to be delivered direct to site.

The container was clad in wood and fitted out in our warehouse with the biomass boiler, a 3,330l thermal store and a separate 12 tonne pellet storage area.  The container was delivered by crane onto the site, and connected to the existing radiator and hot water system. The plant room was relocated in the club house with a buffer tank and 750l hot water cylinder to ensure optimum efficiency of the system.

“The self-contained biomass installation has many advantages, particularly where space is tight and the cost of building a separate unit to house the biomass system is high.  Lowering the fully fitted out biomass unit and fuel store directly into its position at the Golf Club, meant less time on site and less disruption to day to day club activities.”  Matthew Evans, Heat Director, TGE Group.

Energy Saving: The 130kWp ETA Hack biomass boiler has a design efficiency of around 95%.  It replaces LPG with a cost of 35p/kWh with wood pellet at a cost of 4p/kWh. The system is set to pay back in less than 6 years from installation.