Major savings for Carden Park Hotel with switch to lpg
Carden Park Hotel in Cheshire has switched its entire energy supply from oil to lpg from Flogas in order to cut costs and carbon and enhance efficiency. The conversion has seen the hotel reduce its energy costs by 21.8 per cent, whilst reducing carbon emissions by 23 per cent.
With more than 20,000 guests visiting Carden Park each year, a significant amount of energy is needed to power its heating, hot water and cooking facilities, so it was vital for the hotel to find a reliable, cost effective and efficient energy solution.
Carden Park’s general manager Hamish Ferguson said: “With such a high energy demand, we were spending a fortune on oil, so we were particularly keen to find a way to reduce overheads while lessening our impact on the environment. We researched other off grid options, such as renewables, but lpg just made total sense for us. Not only did it provide the quickest payback period, but we’re now saving 277 tonnes of carbon each year in the process – a key reason we continue to be a Green Tourism Gold Award holder. The switch to lpg has also meant we’ve been able to reduce our system maintenance, resulting in even further savings and minimal disruption.”
Flogas managed the conversion from start to finish and fitted 10 lpg underground vessels in the hotel’s vineyard, ensuring they didn’t impact the landscape for guests and visitors. The hotel now receives an lpg delivery once a week, although inbuilt telemetry systems on the vessels automatically monitor volumes and alert Flogas when refills are needed for full peace of mind.
Hamish said: “Reliability is everything when it comes to our fuel supply. Lpg is literally at the heart of the hotel and, without it, the business would be completely scuppered. This is one of the major reasons we opted for Flogas. Not only do its telemetry systems automatically ensure we never run out of fuel, but its local Wrexham plant means we have complete security of supply.”
Flogas national business development manager Neville Scott said: “Carden Park Hotel is a great example of how a straightforward switch from oil to lpg can make a major difference on operations. As a particularly large site, planning was integral for this project, with 420 metres of groundwork to consider. However, Flogas worked closely with Hamish and team from start to finish to ensure that the switch was as seamless as possible. Now, the ongoing savings simply speak for themselves and Carden Park is enjoying a cost effective, efficient, low maintenance and reliable supply.”