The HMS Collingwood site originally opened in 1940 as a new-entry training camp for hostilities-only ratings. Over the years, it has undergone a number of changes and, subsequently, in 2002 HMS Collingwood became the lead establishment for the Maritime Warfare School (MWS).The MWS is now part of the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) organisation, delivering Warfare Training on five sites.The aim of the MWS remains as ever to train Officers and Ratings for the Fleet.
The base needed a solution that would meet the increased demands of this centralised facility and, with the success of the previous 600kWe CHP, HMS Collingwood turned to Dalkia once again.
CHPs provide electricity, heat and cooling from a single fuel source and are more than twice as efficient as conventional power stations. The result is cost savings, greatly reduced emissions and improved carbon footprint, independent electricity supply with better energy stability and therefore less exposure to electricity price fluctuations.
Damien Shevlov of Cogenco, Dalkia's specialist CHP team said, "With our specialist designers, installers and operators Dalkia was able to provide HMS Collingwood with a suitable solution for its growing onsite generation needs. The increased capacity means that the site stands to save even more carbon and make greater cost savings."