Helvellyn Group is delighted to announce that Vattenfall Networks Limited have been appointed as the independent distribution network operator (IDNO) for our first UK production facility.

Helvellyn Group manufacture a high energy, low environmental impact solid fuel designed to replace coal without modification to existing fuel handling and combustion equipment.Ensuring a robust power supply to the production facility is a key risk mitigation strategy to ensure that the output of 60,000 tons of fuel per year can be maintained.

The 100-year old Swedish energy group, which has invested £3.5bn in the UK energy sector since 2008, will own and operate the new network, constructed by independent connection provider Green Frog Connect.

Stewart Dawson, the Managing Director of Vattenfall Networks, said: “We are of course delighted to partner with Helvellyn and own and operate the new electricity network at its Leeds plant. “We believe our competence and experience brings customers, such as Helvellyn, peace of mind to get on with their business. Our new team will be focused on delivering the right solution”

The production plant, located in Leeds, is the first of a planned twenty UK production facilities which will be producing 1,200,000 tons of renewable coal substitute fuel by 2022.

Frank Harris, CEO of Helvellyn Group, said “We have been impressed by the can do attitude of the Vattenfall Networks team and please with the collaborative way they have approached challenges. We look forward to building our partnership with them as we embark on a phase of significant growth in our UK operations.”

The Vattenfall Networks press release can be found here


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