Applegreen Service Stations
Flogas fuelling the way for a greener day with Applegreen and LPG
CHP (Combined Heat and Power) Solution for Applegreen
The opening of six Motorway Service Areas on the M1 at Lusk and Castlebellingham and on the M4 at Enfield, marks a new era in Irish motoring. All top-class facilities, each fifty times the size of an average service station, they are on a par with the most advanced sites in continental Europe. With specific pumps and parking for cars, coaches, bikes and haulage vehicle, capacity for high-speed refuelling, the ability to deal with large volumes of traffic, as well as being haulier and family friendly, with cafes, restaurants, showers, toilets and playgrounds, they are 100% Irish owned and run by Applegreen.
Such high-tech operations would usually mean significant energy consumption, but not in this case.
Working in partnership with Flogas, the implementation of a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) solution has resulted in the environmentally focused, efficient and cost-effective production of electricity on each site (more efficient than buying from the National Grid). Operating on LPG, which is clean, virtually odourless ad soot free, the CHP unit allows for the simultaneous generation of water heating and central heating and electricity in a single process, reducing energy costs and impact on the environment. It's just another practical energy solution from Flogas.
“Applegreen is delighted to play such a prominent part in providing such state-of-the-art facilities for Irish consumers. As a 100% Irish owned Company, I am also personally delighted that Applegreen has been able to create over 300 new jobs in the motorway service stations.” - Joe Barrett, Operations Director Applegreen