Historic Manchester hotel uses ENER-G’s advanced CHP technology to generate huge financial savings.
The Radisson Edwardian Manchester opened its doors in 2004 on the famous Manchester Free Trade Hall site, with the ambition of providing the city's first 5* hotel service, whilst generating low energy costs and a very low carbon footprint.
Owned and operated by the Radisson Edwardian Group, the 263 bedroom five-star hotel was built on the famous Free Trade Hall site and carefully preserved the listed Italianate frontage.
ENER-G assisted the project's Consulting Engineers at the design stage, to ensure that the CHP system specified would be of optimal size to meet the demands of the site. This was critical as the system was also required to provide power for emergency ventilation, lighting and other services.
Following this design work, ENER-G successfully tendered for the contract, which included the supply (capital purchase) and commissioning of one 206kWe CHP unit. The unit was installed on the 16th floor of the Hotel and had to be positioned with the use of a crane during the build stage. The unit is surrounded by an acoustic enclosure with anti-vibration mountings to prevent noise.
Now in full operation, ENER-G are providing Radisson with their all-encompassing "Premier Plus" maintenance contract, which provides the site owner with round the clock support. Since its installation the Hotel's CHP unit has saved over 3,242 tonnes of CO2, the equivalent of saving 324,200 trees.