Sikorsky Aircraft commissions cogeneration facility in the US

17 October 2011 (Last Updated October 17th, 2011 18:30)

Sikorsky Aircraft’s new combined heat and power cogeneration facility in Connecticut, US, has begun operations.

Sikorsky Aircraft's new combined heat and power cogeneration facility in Connecticut, US, has begun operations.

The $26m facility produces enough power to supply 84% of the company's two-million-square-foot Stratford facility's needs.

The new system is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 8,900t annually.

The company received a state cogeneration incentive grant of $4.66m for the project.

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies, provides helicopter design, manufacture and service.