Ledwood power their future with Centreco

Image: Centreco Installation for Ledwood Mechanical Engineering Limited in Pembroke Dock (210kW solar energy system)

  • Centreco delivers an industry-leading solar energy system for Ledwood, a Pembroke Dock-based Mechanical Engineering company.
  • On-site electricity generation is now in place through a 210kW capacity system.
  • Bespoke system comprising 562 Tier One Solar Panels.
  • Equivalent electricity price generated from the system at only 5.4p per kW Hour for the long-term.
  • Delivering 41 Tonnes of CO2 savings per annum

Leading UK installers of commercial Solar Energy Systems, Centreco, are pleased to announce the completion of a 210kW installation for independent engineering, fabrication, and construction company, Ledwood, at their premises in Pembroke Dock. The solar energy system, consisting of 562 roof-mounted tier-one panels, will allow the company to generate its own green electricity on site.

Established in 1983, Ledwood is based in Pembroke Dock in South West Wales, with offices in Teesside global operations. Ledwood design, procure, fabricate, construct, protective coat, install, and project manage the delivery of complex plant internationally. They specialise in handling large-scale onshore and off-shore projects in the oil, petrochemical, nuclear, renewables, and power industries.

When it came to designing and installing the system, Centreco used site surveys and the latest modelling techniques. The team at Centreco designed this bespoke solar energy system to match Ledwood’s energy demand profile, ensuring the best long-term commercial returns for the company by utilising otherwise redundant roof space.

As a business with a focus across the power industry, a Centreco Solar energy system was a natural choice for Ledwood. Consistent with electricity cost pressures on leading engineering businesses , Ledwood needed to move to reduce their energy overhead and deliver price stability going forward. The Centreco Solar Energy System generates electricity at an equivalent 5.4p per kW Hour for the next 25 years, representing a fixed price well below today’s market rate and protecting the business from future energy price instability and inflation.

As a high-quality supplier to the power sector Ledwood are also aware of their environmental responsibilities and a move to a solar energy system allows them to enhance their sustainability credentials, a factor important through their supply chain, with the equivalent of 41 Tonnes of CO2 saved per annum through the Centreco installation.

Chris Thomas of Ledwood said: “The panels will reduce carbon emissions by 41,000 co2 kgs per year, which is the equivalent to approximately 33 petrol-driven cars being driven for a year. It’s a significant investment for us and an important step for the business as we focus on doing the right thing; reducing our electricity costs and our impact on the environment.“

Matt Gerrard, Business Development Manager at Centreco commented, “Consistent with the engineering businesses Centreco works with, Ledwood recognised as a company in an energy-intensive industry that an investment in a Centreco solar energy system would bring immediate financial and environmental benefits.

We are really pleased to have delivered this for Ledwood, they have been an excellent forward-thinking team to work with. Centreco design, model, install and commission our systems using our in house specialists and Ledwood were a pleasure to work with throughout each element of the process.

We wish Ledwood Mechanical Engineering well with their new power solution for the future”


5th October 2023


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