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Terra Firma appoints YLEM Energy to support power generation plant

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    Terra Firma Energy

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Terra Firma Energy has a large portfolio of energy generation projects but currently don’t have the resource to maintain their newest addition which is a 20MW gas peaker.


Terra Firma required an experienced O&M provider in short notice.

Terra Firma Energy recently installed ten Cummins HSK78 gensets with a combined power output of 20MWe at its peaking site in Merseyside. However, neither Terra Firma, nor Cummins UK had the resource to manage and maintain the gas engines on site.

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Influenced by YLEM Energy having its own peaking portfolio of over 135MWe, Terra Firma chose to partner with YLEM Energy for O&M support.

Tapping into YLEM’s experience maintaining generators and sharing knowledge helps to keep their own fleet available and operating effectively. Over the initial few weeks, YLEM’s field engineers spent time on site working closely with Terra Firma to fully understand the scope of work required, including ensuring the remote communications package was installed and working correctly.

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Having YLEM Energy on board as their O&M partner gives Terra Firma, and their funders, the peace of mind that the plant will be available to operate at its optimum.

Our engineers are available 24/7 to minimise any downtime.
Terra Firma were offered a tailored O&M support package which meets their specific needs.

With expertise built on operating its own plant, including Cummins HSK78 gensets, YLEM Energy were able to demonstrate real-world experience to Terra Firma’s technical personnel which gained immediate credibility.

  • Terra Firma Energy has been impressed by YLEM Energy’s experience that allowed them to hit the ground running at our site in St Helens, with intimate knowledge of the gensets themselves and the scope of work required to maintain them. We had already placed a considerable investment into the site and now have the confidence that it will be able to support the grid for years to come thanks to the dedicated support provided by YLEM Energy.

    Richard Meakin — Director


By providing effective operational support, backed by engineering experience running their own Cummins HSK78’s generators, YLEM Energy was able to provide immediate hands-on support and effective site operation.

  • Reduced Downtime

    This helps Terra Firma save money by reducing the risk of unnecessary downtime during times of high demand on the grid.

  • 135+ MWe O&M Portfolio

    YLEM Energy were able to demonstrate real-world experience to Terra Firma’s technical personnel which gained immediate credibility.