Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel co-generation installation complete

Simons Green Energy has completed the installation of a 70kW co-generation system at the soon to be opened Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel.

As part of the new International Airport precinct, the hotel has adopted a range of environmental initiatives in line with the Sydney Airport Environmental Management Strategy and was officially opened in May.

From the initial design stages, Simons Green Energy’s engineering team worked closely with the asset owner Denwol Group as well as with the appointed builder Lipman.

The co-generation system – which is expected to have an operating life of more than 20 years – will provide back-up power in case of grid failure and aims to reduce the hotel’s energy costs significantly.

Denwol Group director Phillip Wolanski said the system, which will operate at 85 per cent energy conversion efficiency, will deliver an attractive return on investment.

“Our objective in following this path was to show some foresight and a real environmental sensitivity,” he said.

“We wanted any green initiatives to be practical, have strong environmental outcomes and provide us with financial payback over time. The co-generation unit provides us with these three criteria.”