Boliden Tara Mines

Record breaking oil and electricity savings

Boliden Tara Mines
2,000 sq.m shower facility for 800 miners

We set a new company record for energy savings by transforming Boliden’s 2,000 sq.m shower building into a high-tech facility inclusive of heat pumps and strategic system upgrades — all within a guaranteed simple payback of 3.3 years.

An Affordable Energy Solution

Prior to being introduced to Symphony, Boliden had exhausted its efforts in search of a contractor to provide an affordable energy solution for its miner changing facility.

Whereas each contractor could provide some piece of the solution, none had shown ability to provide a holistic and integrated solution. Symphony resolved this with a composite solution that combined new insulation, additional heat distribution terminal equipment, the retrofit of two industrial heat pumps, new heating system controls, field sensors, and all this incorporated into an onsite BEMS system programmed with Symphony’s project tailored control algorithms.

Apart from optimising energy performance, Symphony incorporated additional hot water storage into the heating system design along with day/night cost optimisation controls to reduce the average unit cost for the electricity consumed by the facility.

A New, Intuitive Platform

The facilities team now has the ability to monitor, operate, and maintain the system using Symphony Cloud. Furthermore, they benefit from predictive alerts generated by the Symphony algorithms so they can address plant issues before they manifest as a performance problem for this mission critical facility for their miners.

87% combined oil and electricity savings

Finalist for the 2016 SEAI Energy Awards

Record 87% in energy savings
Enhanced comfort in the facility
Predictive maintenance alerts system

Let's talk about how we can help you
reach your sustainability targets.

Symphony Energy
4 Aran Centre,
Blessington Business Park,
Co. Wicklow,
W91 WT02

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