Tangerine is the largest independent sugar confectionery manufacturer in the UK, owner of brands such as Barratt, Lion, Mojo, Wilkinson’s and Butterkist. Its seven UK production sites employ approximately 1500 people and in three years, turnover has increased from £40 million to £150 million. Its factory in Ferrybridge Road, Pontefract, comprises two production units - one manufacturing liquorice, gums and nougat - and the other making popcorn, chocolate and sugar panned products.
Confectionery manufacturer Tangerine will achieve sweet savings on energy thanks to cogeneration and trigeneration technologies.
Each year, Tangerine will achieve cost savings of almost £200,000 and save 630 tonnes of carbon, equivalent to the environmental benefit of 63,000 trees. The two-phase project will involve the installation of an ENER-G 500kWe cogeneration unit in September, followed by a 230kWe trigeneration system at the end of 2010, which will provide electricity, heating and cooling to supply a second production facility.
Tangerine has utilised ENER-G’s discount energy purchase scheme which entails no capital outlay for the business. The contract is structured to deliver low-cost, low-carbon energy onsite thus reducing the facility’s carbon footprint whilst improving profitability.
UK-based ENER-G is also working with Tangerine to develop CHP solutions on a number of other sites. A multi-site roll-out will facilitate a significant carbon reduction which is increasingly important given the advent of the government’s Energy Efficiency Carbon Reduction Commitment scheme.