Fleetsolve signs engine deal with Siemens

A Liverpool city region supplier of low carbon biofuel engines has secured a deal with a division of German industrial giant Siemens. Tony McDonough reports

Keith O'Connor
Keith O’Connor, chief executive of Fleetsolve. Picture by www.erphotography.co.uk


Wirral bioenergy specialist Fleetsolve is to supply its low carbon combined heat and power (CHP) engines to Siemens.

Based in Bromborough, Fleetsolve specialises in the design, manufacture, installation, fuelling and maintenance of CHP systems. Under the deal, the value of which is not disclosed, the firm will be a supplier to the engine division of Siemens Energy.

However, Siemens has agreed a deal to sell the engines business to Mutares SE & Co and so from October 2022 the unit will be run outside of Siemens Energy.

Fleetsolve’s engine-based CHP is based upon a range of internal combustion continuous duty engines in the middle power range of 500kW to 2MW as part of its portfolio of low carbon technologies.

The company is currently on a rapid growth trajectory. In December 2020 it relocated its headquarters from Cheshire to Bromborough in Wirral. It announced a £150m expansion, capitalising on the soaring demand for cleaner energy.

Key to this, is its aim to supply all industry sectors with all fuel types and all sizes of power generation and CHP, ranging from 2kW to 2MW.

To further this the business has appointed several senior people to bolster its capacity. The company forecasts that by 2027, it will provide high value for an additional 100 people both in the North West region and across the UK.

It will target businesses looking to future-proof their CHP engines. They traditionally operate on a range of liquid and gaseous fuels including biofuels. With the decarbonisation drive gathering pace, Fleetsolve says its engines will be able to use more sustainable fuel sources including biogases, bioliquids and hydrogen.

“This is a very exciting time for Fleetsolve and we are absolutely delighted to announce this agreement,” says co-founder and chief executive Keith O’Connor.

“This will allow us to provide additional support to the UK market on its decarbonisation journey with a powerful combination of world-class expertise, customer service and future-proofed technologies.

“We believe we have created a unique energy platform for carbon reduction solutions. And we are now better placed than ever to support UK industry in preparing for the energy transition that lies ahead.”

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