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Wellman raises a glass to new distillery installation

25 July 2014

The energy-intensive process of creating one of Scotland's finest malt whiskies has being made more efficient following the installation of a Wellman boiler system.

The Tomintoul distillery in Speyside contracted the steam boiler specialist to provide a new system with integrated economiser technology.

The 11,000kg/h high efficiency steam boiler is allowing the distillery to reap the benefits of a new gas main which was recently installed on site. 

Doug Howarth, national sales manager at Wellman Thermal Services, part of the Wellman Group, said: "The Tomintoul installation is the latest high profile project we've completed in Scotland for whisky makers.

"Distilleries require very high quality boiler and burner packages, and we were able not only to offer this but to comply with the fast fulfilment of the order as the client had very tight delivery requirements.

"There has been a multi-million pound investment in getting gas to the distillery site which will see a return on investment within four years, and the installation of the new boiler system will also help cut back on the energy costs of the distillery process. 

"The system we have provided includes a Saacke burner, one of the world's most efficient burners and one which we have also supplied to other Scottish distilleries.”

All of the Wellman distillery installations will benefit from the opening of a new Wellman support centre to provide on site training, after care and servicing across Scotland.