History

Clearpower has grown steadily and profitably since launch in 2002, continually innovating with a number of major achievements along the way

Year

Clearpower milestones

2002

Clearpower launched.
Successfully established the first commercial trials of short rotation willow for fuel production in Ireland.

2003

Secured waste permit for use of willow systems for recycling of liquid waste from Diageo plc.
Successfully delivered first organic waste management project.
Installed first biomass hot water installation.

2004

Secured exclusive agency for Heizomat boilers and chippers.
Commenced waste water sludge recovery as a fertiliser with first major municipality.

2005

Built up the in house installation and service team.
Secured agency for Kob equipment, a leading Austrian hot water boiler manufacturer up to 1.25MW.
Launched Ireland’s first dedicated wood fuel depot.
Successfully harvested and dried willow chip from plantations.
Signed long term organic waste recycling contracts with major industrial clients.

2006

30th Bio-Energy installation commissioned
Launched second fuel depot
Reached 25,000 tonnes per annum of organic waste recycling contracts.

2007

Secured agency for Compte hot water and steam boiler equipment, up to 13MW.
Delivered three district heating schemes with large centralised energy centres
50th Bio-Energy installation commissioned

2008

First ESCO commissioned for long term heat supply to apartment blocks.
Further expansion of organic waste recycling contracts capturing four major County Council contracts.
Opened office in Galway, Ireland.

2009

Opened UK office in London.
Won contracts to design and install 6MW biomass hot water system.
70th bioenergy installation commissioned.
Reached 70,000 tonnes of organic waste recycled per year.
Secured line of credit to finance rollout of a funnel of development projects under the Build, Own, Operate model.

2010

ISO 14001 Environmental Management and ISO 9001 Quality Management accreditation achieved across the business
80th Bio-Energy installation commissioned
Signed contract to deliver the UK’s first Biomass organic Rankine Cycle combined cooling, heating and power plant for BSkyB in Brentford, West London
Won contract to develop bespoke organic waste recycling software system for Severn Trent in the UK
Opened second UK office in Bournemouth

2011

ISO 18001 safety management accreditation achieved

 

2012 DCC PLC Acquire Clearpower Ltd
2013 Clearpower install over 2.5MW of heat into Durham County Council Offices, Great Glen House, Byker district heating and Howarth windows and doors
2014

Clearpower become  part  of Flogas Renewables.

Clearpower install two Biomass boilers into Castle Ashby, heating the Castle, village houses, and retail units.

Over 3MW of  biomass Boilers installed into  Bicester Leisure Centre, NHS Raigmore, Wains Homes in Devon, Furnish Kennels in Northern Ireland, Depperhaugh Care Home, Bath West housing development, Collindale housing  development and Twycross Zoo.