Burlington Engineering


Ericsson Athlone CHP Project

Duration: May 2012 – March 2013
Approx Value: 1,000,000.00

This project encompassed the complete design and build of a combined heat and power (CHP –2MWe ) installation for the Ericsson campus in Athlone.

The works consisted of a full turnkey installation including the following:

  • All design works for the project including Electrical, Mechanical & Civil Works
  • Establishing the final site natural gas load and undertaking all works associated with the application for an increased supply from Bord Gais Networks.
  • Participation in joint discussions with the ESB to ensure compliance and agreement was reached in the operational interface of the CHP electrical power system with the ESB Grid, as defined in ESB document Ref.G10/94.
  • All construction works to ensure the project was completed to the required standards and within the agreed programme.
  • Full interface between the new CHP and the existing site Building Energy Management System (BEMS).
  • Testing, commissioning and sign off in accordance with all pertinent standards.

The primary purpose of the CHP facility is to provide low cost energy to the site through provision of electricity, LTHW for heating and HVAC systems. A secondary purpose of the CHP facility is to provide a future potential heat supply for an absorption chiller.

The electrical generation output of the CHP provides 2MW of electrical power. The CHP unit under normal conditions will provide the main power source to the campus with the ESB supply topping up for extra capacity as/when required.

The LTHW from the CHP is introduced to the existing the heating header as a lead boiler arrangement and all required alterations to the existing hydraulic arrangements and BMS controls were carried out to achieve this.

The overall project was very successful and the CHP has been operational since 5th March 2013.

Most Management

Burlington Engineering Ltd carry out preventative maintenance contracts on a number of our commercial buildings and have also carried out various small project works for us within these buildings. They have tackled every contract with enthusiasm, commitment and absolute professionalism.

I have no hesitation in recommending Burlington Engineering to any company. Their customer service and work ethic is superb and their workers are friendly, trustworthy and very efficient.

Peter Moloney
Most Management


I would like to express my sincere thanks to your company for undertaking this recent project which has been a complete success from start to finish. The end result is new offices which are well designed, aesthetically pleasing and professionally fitted out that ensure the relocated workforce are totally happy in their new work environment.

The project which has been completed on time and on budget often working in difficult circumstances is a testament to your company's willingness to undertake a good job and ensure that the client is satisfied.

I would also like to personally thank you for excellent project management and dedication to ensure that this project was completed successfully.

Wayne Bailey
UK & ROI HSE & Facilities Manager


Burlington Engineering have carried out a number of very successful contracts for RTE in recent years including the upgrading of various heating systems and the replacement of old plant with newer, more energy efficient equipment.

As a 24hr mission critical organisation RTE require contractors with the resources and expertise required to carry out works on "live" equipment without interfering with the normal operation of critical services.

Burlington Engineering have a proven track record in this regard and we would have no hesitation in recommending them for similar projects.

Troy Bannon

CB Richard Ellis

CB Richard Ellis have worked with Burlington Engineering for a number of years and have found them to be a very professional and reliable company. They are customer services driven and their standard of work is of the highest quality.

Burlington Engineering's maintenance service provides the flexibility our organisation needs in today's business environment. They operate a 24 hour call out system with a fast response time which means we are never without a service.

Joanne Kelly
CB Richard Ellis

Buro Happold

We have worked regularly with Burlington over the past 10 years on a number of medium to small sized projects. These varied from public to private developments both commercial and domestic.

Burlington currently maintains a number of buildings with which we were involved including those where they did not do the original installation work. We have had positive feedback from our clients with regard to this aspect of their service.

We have always found Burlington to be proactive and responsive in their dealings with us with a positive attitude towards projects and clients.

Edith Blennerhassett
Group Director
Buro Happold

Global WorkPlace Solutions

The project despite all its complexity has been a massive success and this is completely down to you and your Project Management.

Thank you for the assistance and professional approach during the project.

Domhnall Kilmurray
Ericsson Ireland CBM
Building Efficiency
Global WorkPlace Solutions

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