steam boiler replacement Belhaven

Bettering Belhaven at Scotland’s oldest brewery

Belhaven Brewery, Scotland’s oldest working brewery, has appointed James Ramsay to provide a turnkey solution to upgrade its industrial boiler system at the Dunbar site in East Lothian.

The project included replacing the existing aged boiler with the installation of a new Dunphy burner and associated improved controls. We also fabricated and installed a new hotwell tank and frame onsite, complete with a new steam injection kit, water treatment works, and a bespoke level control system. 

The facility will now benefit from a more efficient boiler which in turn will reduce the site’s carbon footprint and fuel costs. 

To support business continuity throughout the upgrade, we provided a temporary backup service connection to ensure the site could continue to operate during the necessary downtime required to facilitate the improvement works. 

Marc Millar, Steam & Technical Project Manager at James Ramsay, said: “We’re proud to be the trusted partner for some of Scotland’s most well-established brands.

“This particular project relies on our expert knowledge of handling and coordinating shutdowns across steam systems to ensure the work is carried out as smoothly as possible, with the least disruption to our client’s business possible.

“Our team’s experience and technical expertise enabled the safe and efficient delivery of this project, and we look forward to continuing to support Belhaven at this fascinating and iconic location.”

Belhaven Brewery is a historic and award-winning Scottish brewery, producing Belhaven BEST, Belhaven Black and other craft beers and ales. Established in 1719, it operates Scotland’s oldest working brewery nestled amongst the rolling barley fields of East Lothian.