NEW JAMES CROPPER BOILER, DECORATED TO COMMEMORATE THE LATE QUEEN, ARRIVES IN KENDAL VIA POLICE ESCORT
James Cropper, a global market leader in advanced materials, luxury packaging and paper products, received delivery of a new energy efficient boiler this weekend via police escort.
Replacing two boilers adorned with smiling faces which have welcomed visitors for 50 years, the 18 tonne Byworth Yorkshireman has been lovingly customised to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee and will stand as a tribute to the late monarch for years to come.
The original boilers, located in the power house near the entrance to the mills, have welcomed many to site including our late Queen and The Princess Royal in 2013 and His Majesty the King, for a Waste to Wealth summit, in 2018. It is fitting that we have installed the new boiler, which commemorates the Queen, as we get ready to celebrate the Coronation of our new King.Steve Adams, CEO at James Cropper
Work has been underway for nearly 12 months at the Lake District site in preparation for the state-of-the-art boiler. The enabling works have included strengthening foundations and relocation services to allow for safe demolition and then rebuilding of the boiler house floor.
The new boiler was delivered, under police escort, on a low loader up the A66 in the early hours of Saturday morning (29 April 2023) and lifted into its new home at James Cropper.
The tight delivery schedule was planned to minimise interruptions for village residents, the transport task was operational by the early hours of Saturday morning and all over by mid-morning.
This new boiler represents a significant step forward for us in our goals to reduce our operational carbon emissions. Getting this new state of the art high efficiency steam boiler made and delivered to site is the culmination of over a year and a half work for the project team and engineers. Hundreds of hours of work went into the build, and preparation on site for the boiler delivery to our Power Plant. It was great to see it arrive and literally land in position without issue in a smooth seamless way courtesy of one of the biggest mobile cranes in the country.Richard Graham, Engineering Lead for Utilities
Taking the place of the two old boilers, the Yorkshireman is extremely efficient and will deliver a reduction in environmental emissions as well as energy usage. It is fitted with an ‘economiser’ which hoovers up every last drop of heat from the flue gasses.
The new boiler is also much better equipped to cope with a very wide range of energy demands and significantly improve control of energy for production across the site, and still keep its high efficiency.
James Cropper is renowned globally for service, capability, pioneering and multi award-winning commitment to the highest standards of sustainability.
As the business continues to improve efficiency across the mill, this new boiler, manufactured in Britain, is the perfect partner.