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New liquid gas power solution for quarries

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Flogas partner with Himoinsa to help businesses cut emissions and avoid diesel price hikes

FLOGAS Britain have partnered with power generator manufacturer Himoinsa to provide a cleaner, more cost-effective energy solution for UK quarrying businesses currently relying on diesel generators. Together, they will provide turnkey liquid gas solutions to companies with on-site power generation needs, helping them to immediately reduce their emissions and make significant cost savings following the red diesel subsidy changes in April.

‘Quarrying and mining businesses running their generators on diesel will have recently faced significant price hikes, now that the subsidy has been lifted across most sectors,’ said David Taylor, commercial director at Flogas.

‘They also need to meet increasingly pressing sustainability targets and legislative requirements, which means many are now looking to invest in lower-carbon alternatives. This is where liquid gas offers the perfect solution. Not only is it cheaper than diesel, but it’s much cleaner too, producing far fewer carbon and other pollutant emissions that impact air quality.

‘This is why we wanted to team up with a key player in the power-generation business. Himoinsa are not only a leading manufacturer with top-quality technology and expertise, but are also forward-thinking and share our vision to help businesses on the road to a lower-carbon future.

‘By joining forces, we can help mining and quarrying companies make that transition from more polluting diesel and save them money in the process. Plus, we’ll manage everything for them – from design and specification, through to installation and ongoing support.’

Himoinsa managing director Clive Dix added: ‘As a leading designer and manufacturer of power technology, we’re fully committed to providing greener power solutions for our customers. It’s why we’ve been producing gas generators for more than 10 years now, and why we offer a wide range of other alternative power options like biodiesel, battery storage and others under development like hydrogen.

‘As we work to drive a greener energy transition, gas will play a vital role. That’s why we wanted to partner with a leading liquid gas specialist like Flogas. Working together, we’ll be able to combine our expertise and really enhance our offering to customers.’

As well as cutting costs and carbon emissions, liquid gas also emits far fewer nitrous oxides (NOx), sulphur oxides (SOx), and particulate matter (PM), making it a good solution for emission-sensitive sites. Highly dependable, it can be stored directly on site (above or underground) and delivers consistent power, keeping productivity high. It is also quiet to run and safe to store, with no risk of spilling or being stolen.

As partners, Flogas and Himoinsa will provide completely tailored liquid gas solutions for quarrying businesses with both temporary and permanent power-generation needs. They will be able to select from Himoinsa’s range of state-of-the-art generators and will benefit from a reliable liquid gas supply from Flogas, along with dedicated customer support. Liquid gas tanks will also be fitted with auto-ordering technology, which triggers a refill when levels are running low and ensures customers always have the power they need.

‘At Himoinsa we’ve been developing world-leading gas solutions for over a decade,’ added Manuel Aguilera, global gas unit head. ‘We’re always pioneering new and unique technologies for our customers, such as our range of LPG generators with integrated tanks (patent pending), and we optimize our solutions so that customers can get the very best out of our equipment.

‘As well as helping businesses transition to greener energy, we also want to make the whole process as easy as possible. Thanks to our new partnership with Flogas, we’ll be able to do just that, providing a complete start-to-finish solution.’

‘We’re excited to be working alongside the best in the power-generation business, as we help customers adopt more futureproof fuels,’ added David Taylor. ‘Switching from diesel to liquid gas will deliver immediate cost and emissions savings, but it will also set them on the right road to net-zero emissions. Over time, Bio-LPG will take its place, and when it does, those running on liquid gas can simply drop it into existing equipment with no changes needed – making them future-ready.’

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