16 Jan 2022

Briggs & Forrester Special Projects upgrade boilers at BMW Oxford

Briggs & Forrester Special Projects recently completed a 13 week £511k upgrade to the heating system at the BMW Mini plant in Oxford acting as Principal Contractor.

The car manufacturer had a requirement to upgrade their winter boiler plant by replacing the last two existing large steam boilers with a new low temperature boiler system. The system utilises two Hoval UltraGas 2 (3100D) boilers providing 6200kW complete with new flues, primary circulation pumps and a BMS controls system with the final pipework connections into an existing 35,000 litre thermal store. The new winter system complements their Hoval summer boilers installed 4 years prior completing the Building 92 boiler upgrade.

The upgrade provides a robust and efficient alternative to the old boilers that will satisfy the high heating demands of the paint spraying facility, with both boilers being able to operate in partial load condition to provide the most economical operating state.

Jacqueline Pendley at BMW Group said “Briggs & Forrester have made this a very enjoyable project to work on, the project team have been very knowledgeable, approachable and have provided suggestions and solutions to issues which have arisen as the project has developed. They have integrated and communicated extremely well with the client and design team and provided a quality installation and commissioning process which had been commended by all. I would not hesitate to work with them again.”

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