BAE Systems

BAE Systems

Winner in the ‘Technology’ category at the Energy Institute Awards 2015

Shortlisted for ‘Innovative Energy-Efficient Project Award’ at the Environment and Energy Awards 2015

Winner of ‘‘End User (Non-supermarket) of the Year’’ at the RAC Cooling Awards 2015.

Winner of ‘Sustainable Project of the Year’ at the HVR Awards 2015.


AboutBAE Systems case study

The UK’s largest supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), BAE Systems employs more than 34,000 people across 50 UK locations.

Through an extensive programme of capacity control upgrades at one of its major Military Air & Information sites in North West England, global defence, aerospace and security company, BAE Systems, has achieved annual savings of 70-80% on its computer room air conditioning energy costs, equivalent to £350,000.

The challenge

BAE Systems required a cost-effective upgrade solution for its Warton site that would increase cooling performance and deliver significant energy efficiencies without disrupting critical testing and production of combat and training aircraft such as the Typhoon and Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer.


 Airedale solution

  • Retrofit EC fans, EEVs and other energy efficient components

  • Upgrade refrigerant in line with current legislation

  • Upgrade control system, implement control strategies and integrate with BMS

  • Re-commission units


“With the help of Joule Consultants, BAE Systems identified an opportunity to reduce energy consumption of the Computer Room Air Conditioning units at our site by up to 80%. Airedale was selected as the most competent company with the best product to meet our needs.”

Jon Farmer, CEM
Energy Manager, BAE Systems, Military Air & Information

“The flexibility of Airedale’s products and services allowed us to customise the best control solution for each computer room so that room cooling was maintained whilst minimising energy consumption.”

Paul Wainwright
Joule Consultants

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