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At Veolia we are always striving to deliver innovative ways to turn waste into a resource for our customers throughout the UK. Click below for some examples of our great work in action.

Kraft Heinz Company Ltd

The Kraft Heinz Company site at Kitt Green is Europe’s largest food canning plant. It processes 1.34 billion cans of food every year, including the well-known Kraft Heinz Company 57 products such as baked beans. The site processes food on a 24 hour, 6 day shift throughout the year.

The Challenge

To maintain production processes, Kraft Heinz Company require up to 99 tonnes of steam per hour. To improve environmental performance, reduce fuel consumption and sustain the steam supply, they wanted a new energy centre, capable of generating large volumes of steam. A key driver was optimising the use of technology.

The Solution

Veolia is an energy specialist which examines businesses in precise detail to ensure a guaranteed supply of sustainable, efficient energy is delivered with budget certainty.

Veolia designed, built, operates and maintains a new 100 MWth steam generation facility, the largest and most efficient of its type serving European industry.

The latest software and computer control systems enable the facility to operate unmanned, with 24 hour monitoring by Veolia’s Site Monitoring Centre, supported by mobile engineers.

The Result

Saves a total of £1 million per year

Energy cost savings of £500,000 per year

Exceeds all environmental legislation

  • 8% lower CO2 emissions
  • 14% less gas used
  • The new £5.3 million facility generates up to 140 tonnes of steam per hour
  • It incorporates four of the largest shell boilers in the UK, each capable of delivering 35 tonnes of steam every hour

Veolia guarantees the steam supply, maintaining it 24/7 at the required pressure and temperature to support year round production. Veolia’s Replacement Guarantee Scheme also ensures that there are no unbudgeted steam plant replacement costs during the contract.


“This agreement has been a very positive move for our canning operations and our aim to protect the environment. The new centre provides a further positive move towards increasing efficiency of the site.”

Barry Aspey, Energy Manager, Kraft Heinz Company Limited