DROITWICH based combustion specialist Nu-way has won the contract to supply renewable heating equipment to the Northern Ireland Office at Hillsborough Castle.

The company's Ecoflex and EcoMass 750 boilers, which operate on biomass fuel - wood pellets - are to provide heating at the 18th century mansion house, home to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

Nu-way, which earlier this year announced its entry into the renewable energy market, won the entire contract, including installation, in conjunction with M and E partners Hutton Mechanical and Electrical Services Ltd, Belfast.

James Sopwith, managing director of Nu-way, said: "We're delighted our renewable heating products have been selected for such an important and high-profile building as Hillsborough Castle.

"With the Government's drive to embrace sustainable energy solutions, it's good to see they are leading from the top and choosing Nu-way's biomass boilers to meet their heating requirements.

"With more than 70 years knowledge and experience in the heating and combustion sector, we are well positioned to develop these renewable heating products to provide the customer with efficient and sustainable energy solutions for the 21st century."

Part of the Enertech group, Nu-way is widely recognised throughout the building services and process manufacturing markets for its high efficiency burner products.

The launch of the renewable range sees a major change for the company which is moving into a completely new area of activity.

The UK owned Enertech group also has its global headquarters in Droitwich and has an annual turnover of around £120 million.

Along with the renewable range, Nu-way manufactures a wide variety of burners and combustion equipment for the heating and process industries.

The company is also a distributor of commercial heating spares in the UK, with a total stock holding of £2 million covering a range of 8,000 product lines.

The British Government purchased Hillsborough Castle in 1992.

It became home to the Secretary of State for the province in 1997.