The Client: UK Coal
Customer: Clarke Energy
Service: Acoustic Enclosure
Project Completion: May 2005
Part of the Selby coalfield in North Yorkshire, Stillingfleet was one of the biggest and most sophisticated mining operations in Europe. Following the closure of the mine the leaking mine gas, which cannot be retained within the mine, leaks to the atmosphere. UK Coal estimated that over a 10 year period, there could be 12 million cubic metres of leaked gas which could be used to generate electricity.
Four 3.0 megawatt generators were installed to convert the mine gas to electricity, but in order to meet planning guidelines Kimpton Acoustics had to design and install acoustic enclosures that would not only reduce the noise levels but also were capable of ventilating and cooling the generator sets. Kimpton’s knowledge and experience of generator application design parameters was absolutely critical to ensuring the final acoustic enclosures met all the client’s requirements.