Uphouse Farm Commissioned on 1st May 2011
bhsl are excited to announce the commissioning of two FBC500 multi fuel boilers to provide heat from chicken litter at Uphouse Farm, Norfolk.
The farm consists of 16 houses producing 5m birds per annum and will be heated initially on wood chips until permission for using chicken litter is granted. The two units produce up to 1MW of 85 degrees hot water which is transported to the poultry houses using 3,500m of underground piping. The project was installed in 12 weeks with minimal disruption to production.
Nigel Joice is especially interested in the bird welfare benefits of clean, indirect heating. For the first time the farm is looking forward to winter so they can explore the benefits of optimal ventilation.