Hever Golf Club

Edenbridge, Kent

Commission: After successfully installing biomass systems for Hever Castle and the Guthrie Pavilion Restaurant, Douch Biomass was commissioned to install a further Biomass Boiler to serve Hever Golf Club and Hever Castle Hotel in 2014. Douch Biomass was commissioned to supply and install the biomass boiler, heat main and other components of the biomass system, as well as building the new boiler room and creating access for wood chip deliveries. The biomass system replaced the previous liquefied propane gas (LPG) boiler, significantly reducing the cost of fuel and reducing the Golf Club’s carbon footprint.

Boiler Type: Two Herz BioMatic BioControl 350; 79-350kW

Fuel Type: Wood Chip (550 cubic metres of chip per year)

Fuel Storage: Underground silo of 80m3 capacity

CO2 emission reduction: 2159 Tonnes over 20 years

Case History: In the 1920s a private 9 hole course was built on the Hever Castle Estate for the Astor’s personal use; the owners of the time. This original course was abandoned during the Second World War and the current Championship Course was then created in 1992. The Princes 9 Hole Course opened in 1998, designed by Hever Castle’s course manager David Wood.

Date Completed: July 2014