Renewable bioenergy specialist Fleetsolve has signed a partnership agreement with Dutch engine company MAN Rollo BV to supply the growing UK combined heat and power market.
MAN Rollo BV is a global firm that has been supplying diesel and gas engines used in power and heat supply, agricultural machines, cranes and trains, work vessels, coastal and inland vessels.
Under this agreement, Fleetsolve will be sole UK distributor for the Dutch company’s engines, parts and services for the combined heat and power (CHP) sector from its Wirral headquarters and its five regional service centres.
Although Fleetsolve is known for its ‘green’ biofuel CHP systems, it said the UK CHP market is dominated by a range of complementary technologies including natural gas, methane and diesel which must be supported and maintained efficiently during the market shift to renewable fuels over the next 10 years. In the short term, Fleetsolve said its clients’ legacy heat and power equipment will need to be properly maintained and serviced, rather than just disposed of.
Fleetsolve said the link with MAN Rollo forms the next step for its UK growth plans – developing opportunities to support a full range of CHP systems powered by gas, methane, biopropane (bio-LPG), biofuels and diesel.
For CHP units nearing the end of their engine life, Fleetsolve’s hydrogen-ready engine swap service will help these units to operate in a low-carbon future in line with the 2050 Carbon Commitment.
Keith O’Connor, CEO of Fleetsolve says: “This partnership is a significant milestone in the Fleetsolve journey.
“It not only future-proofs the supply of MAN parts and service for the UK market following Brexit, but it also supports our plans to supply all industry sectors with all fuel types and all sizes of power generation, ranging from 5KW to 2.5MW.
“This partnership is a significant first in providing a seamless customer journey helping UK businesses transition from gas and diesel engines that need to be maintained in a sustainable way, to a carbon-zero future in line with legislation.”
Michel van Gulik, general manager at MAN Rollo, said: “We believe that Fleetsolve is in the position to fulfil customer demand for premium industrial solutions. Their knowledge, experience and customer relations make them a powerful partner.”
Fleetsolve works across all industry sectors and power-critical environments, including retail, hospitals, chemical manufacturing plants, hotels, prisons, schools and universities, providing audited carbon-neutral renewable energy solutions.