Project Name: Serkin Farms Ltd, Serkin, Co. Monaghan

Fergal Quigley, was born and bred in the Serkin area of Co. Monaghan, where he lives with his wife and children.

As a second generation poultry farmer, who is carrying on the family tradition, Fergal was keen to make his production process greener by reducing his reliance on fossil fuels and in turn reducing his carbon emissions. Fergal Successfully applied to the SEAI SSRH Scheme and received a letter of offer for 15 years support if he fitted biomass boilers to replace his existing gas systems. Upon completion of the new system, and SEAI inspection, Fergal started to receive his quarterly payment from SSRH. With the SSRH payment and wood chip 50% cheaper than gas, the farm will be close to free heat.

Our company was contracted to carry out a complete heating system upgrade consisting of following system elements:

  • Installation of Fin Tube Pipework to 2no Poultry Units
  • Connection of new biomass systems to 2no poultry units with existing hot water heaters
  • Installation of 2no Remote Pump Stations (Gable End of poultry units)
  • 500kW Smart Heating Technology Biomass Energy Cabin
  • 350kW Smart Heating Technology Biomass Energy Cabin
  • Installation of 10,000Ltr Accumulation Tanks
  • Hydraulic Connection to above system
  • Energy Saving Pumps
  • Thermal Insulation of the Heating Pipework System- insulated pumps & valve covers
  • BMS Automated Controls

“I initially started this project by instructing CHP Mechanical to install a fin tube pipework system in my three poultry units, backed up by a 500kW gas boiler. Then once I received my SSRH Letter of Offer in November 2019 I got them then to install a 500kW multi-fuel biomass boiler on our farm prior to Christmas 2019.

I have replaced the LPG direct fired heating system with a new highly efficient hot water heating system and are now heating these three poultry sheds by burning wood chip. The environment within the sheds has improved dramatically and is a lot more enjoyable to work in and in turn I have been able to reduce my heating bill substantially by moving from LPG Gas to Wood Chip.

CHP Mechanical installed, tested and commissioned the biomass boilers and the complete heating systems for us without disruption to our production schedules. The completed to an extremely high standard.

The bespoke BMS control panel, along with the Siemens Climatix controller on the boilers, allowed me to remotely monitor both the performance of my biomass boilers and that of my four poultry units at any time of the day. The overall system has performed extremely well over the last twelve months”.

-Fergal Quigley (Serkin Farms)