Ryder Cup plays host to Andrews

Andrews Water Heaters has provided two Queens award-winning MAXXflo condensing storage water heaters to The Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales. Famous first and foremost for its beautiful golf courses, home to The Celtic Manor Wales Open and two luxurious hotels, The Celtic Manor Resort is the chosen venue for the prestigious Ryder Cup in 2010.

Since this announcement, the Resort has invested £16 million in designing, developing and constructing a new clubhouse and associated infrastructure schemes, as well as a brand new course called Twenty Ten, the first ever to be primarily designed with The Ryder Cup in mind. With a spacious and airy feel, the clubhouse also boasts a spike bar, pro’s shop and Rafters Restaurant, named for its floor to ceiling cedar beams.

The two MAXXflo CWH90/300 condensing storage water heaters are installed in the roof top plant room of the clubhouse, servicing all basins, sinks, bar areas and the kitchen. There are 11 showers in total, which can often be in use all at one time depending on how many guests are using the clubhouse.

Consequently, an appliance was required that would operate efficiently during peak usage. White Young Green, the M&E consultants on the project, chose the MAXXflo due to its high efficiency and output.

Ian Lewis of CMB Engineering, South Wales’ largest independent Building Services Contractor, commented: “Apart from the need for a crane, which was used for all other equipment on the same lift, the installation was straightforward. We have used Andrews Water Heaters before as the main factors we look for when choosing appliances for design and build contracts are reliability and cost. In addition, the technical assistance and support offered by Andrews is to a high standard.”

Energy efficiency was a major consideration in the construction of The Twenty Ten Clubhouse and the building is installed with a Trend Building Management System into which the MAXXflo units are linked. The outstanding efficiency of the MAXXflo ensures that the hot water supply for the building is also achieved with a minimum expenditure of energy.

Acquiring Andrews water heaters has become something of a habit at The Celtic Manor Resort. A Supa-Flo R2066ET is already installed in The Lodge, the other golf clubhouse at the Resort. A spokesman for The Celtic Manor Resort commented: “Andrews was nominated as the supplier of choice by the mechanical engineering consultants for The Twenty Ten Clubhouse. For us, the reliability of the water heater in The Lodge, installed ten years ago, was a key factor in choosing Andrews to supply the water heating solution for this new and impressive venture.”

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