Waiouru Army base

The New Zealand Defence Force facility at the waiouru Army Camp now boasts the largest wood pellet-fired boiler in the country, with the conversion of its 8 MW boiler from coal to renewable wood pellets.
Description of facility: 

The boiler started operation in May, and has successfully kept the base warm through Waiouru’s polar temperatures this winter. Defence’s Waiouru base provides barrack accommodation for 1,400 staff as well as training, workshop, catering, garage and office facilities.

The project displaces the use of 5,300 tonnes of coal annually, cutting CO2 .
Wood pellets from Nature's Flame Taupo Plant.

Facility type: 
Heat
Application: 
Prison/Institution
Technology type: 
Conventional Combustion
Fuel/Feedstock: 
Wood Pellets
Primary Output: 
Heat
Co-generation: 
No
Address: 
Ruapehu Road, Waiouru Military Camp 4826, New Zealand
Region: 
Central North Island
Geo Location: 
Fuel provider: 
Further information: 
Waiouru becomes NZ’s largest wood pellet user: Waiouru Armybase feasibility study - July 2009