Ness Engineering Ltd, shortlisted for Biomass Installer 2013 at this year’s Renewables Awards, provides services across the Highlands and Islands. The specialist company works with Windhager UK to deliver the highest quality in biomass installation across a variety of commercial and domestic applications.
David Williamson of Ness Engineering has specified Windhager boilers on numerous projects, and has installed every Windhager product on the market. He explains “I am delighted with our place on the Renewable Awards shortlist. Our work with Windhager enables us to recommend and install high quality, reliable products and make every job a success”.
The variety in boilers offered by Windhager means that Ness Engineering is able to supply a boiler to suit every application. These range across the commercial, industrial, leisure and domestic markets, using every type of boiler in Windhager’s extensive product range. Ness Engineering has completed the most Northerly installation of a biomass plant servicing the heating requirements of a building in the UK; at Sellaness port and harbour, where an 180kW Cascade system replaces a number of 300kW boilers. Working on both retrofitting buildings and new builds, the company has completed installations in historic buildings such as Sumburgh Hotel, as well as contemporary offices, including Ness’ own site.
Ms Andrea Holmes of Quarff, Shetland, has recently benefited from a Windhager FireWin 12kW Exklusiv boiler that replaces inefficient and costly storage heaters and a solid fuel Rayburn. The FireWin, which is located in Ms Holmes’ living room, was selected for its efficiency, controllability and aesthetic look. She explains, “ I chose the colour burgundy for the boiler which has given the room a whole new look. Although it’s a very modern-looking piece of equipment I feel it has re-vamped the room but is still in keeping with the traditional low ceiling, wooden floors and cosiness of a croft house. Being able to see a living flame has given some ‘heart’ to the house and it’s great to sit with a glass of wine watching the flame”.
Ms Holmes also has an automatic pellet feed from a fuel store located on the driveway at her house. “I no longer have to lift any fuel bags”, she explains. “The store has not altered the look of the house from outside but the benefits are wonderful. Overall I am absolutely delighted with the boiler and with the service from David and his team. I’ve recommended the system to many of my friends and if I ever move, I would seriously consider installing another system”.
Ness Engineering also specialise in installations for very different sites. A Stornoway radar surveillance and aircraft communications post for National Air Traffic Services (NATS) uses a Windhager BioWin 26kW Exklusiv to provide hot water and central heating to equipment rooms, offices and amenities. Ness Engineering was selected due to its 30 year relationship with NATS. Stephen Potter, Area Site Engineer at Stornoway said “In our on-going efforts to reduce our CO2 footprint I approached Ness Engineering to look into the feasibility of biomass as I had seen several of their completed installs. We were previously using electric storage heating at significant annual cost. The choice of biomass along with a Windhager six tonne pellet store ensured that we could go carbon neutral and only require a six-monthly service and annual pellet delivery”.
Commenting on the project, he continued “Ness Engineering has always provided the very highest standards of quality and reliability that we require for aircraft safety”.
Ness Engineering Ltd has installed Windhager biomass fuelled heating systems since becoming MCS Accredited. As market leaders in the provision of renewable and sustainable carbon neutral heating systems, Windhager UK provides a single source, complete system solution for modern low impact heating demands.