The Future Is Green
We are proud of the Alloy Fabweld Group’s sustainability credentials. Our group manufacturing facility is part of the UK’s first carbon-neutral off-grid large-scale engineering production facility.
We understand how manufacturing production can impact on the Earth, our community and clients, therefore we are extremely proud of our green facilities that enable us to fulfil our power requirements from renewable energy sources.
Every aspect of our renewable chain is totally under our control, from planting the seed of the plant that feeds our Anaerobic Digester, to the electricity that the welder and fitter use in our production facilities on site.
Evolving our processes is key to reducing our carbon footprint and working with the local communities to help educate and empower sustainable choices.
Built on proven low productivity agricultural land, 44,976 solar panels are carefully positioned, enabling animal grazing, plant life and other natural habitats to flourish.
Each panel is capable of producing up to 11.47MWp of clean renewable electricity per annum, which is enough electricity to power approximately 3,545 homes.
The Solar Farm provides for all of our electrical consumption during daylight hours every day of the year, and surplus electricity flows back to the grid for powering local homes. Using green energy to power our manufacturing operation allows us to be as environmentally friendly as possible consequently saving 165,000 tonnes of carbon over the next 25 years.
We understand how manufacturing can impact on the earth. All Flexi products are produced at facilities using 100% green tariff energy providers meaning all energy is generated from; wind power, solar power, hydroelectric power, wave power & tidal power.
We are constantly looking at ways to evolve our manufacturing and transportation processes to help our environment contribute to the global contribution in reducing our carbon footprint.
We are able to produce up to 6,000 kW per day of electricity and up to 8,136 kW per day of thermal heat. Producing enough electricity to power 619 homes per day and thermally heat approximately 150 homes per day.
Anaerobic digestion breaks down organic matter to produce biogas. All organic matter is grown on the local farms of our partner company, including maize, grass and whole crop cereal. What’s left from the process is 3,000 tonnes of organic fertiliser, which is spread back on to the farmland in place of fossil fuel derived fertilisers and saves five tonnes of carbon for every tonne of nitrogen.
The Anaerobic Digester powers the factory at night and fulfils some of the factory’s heat requirements, replacing significant usage of fossil fuels. Surplus electricity flows to the grid as electricity for the local area.