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Ibbotson, Mr Andrew

Ibbotson, Mr Andrew

Andy graduated from Leeds University in Fuel and Combustion in 1979, then spent 10 years working for British Steel implementing furnace, combustion and energy saving projects.  In 1989 Andy joined BOC Gases as an Applications Engineer for the metals, glass and minerals industries, evaluating furnace performance and implementing oxygen technology solutions, transferring to the Bangkok office as Glass Manager - North Pacific Region in 1995. 

In 2000 Andy joined Enviros Consulting, rising to Technical Director, and formed Oakwell Energy Consulting in 2008.  Focusing on high temperature industries, he delivers energy surveys, energy/carbon improvement programmes and ESOS/SECR compliance support.  

RPEC Consultant details

Designation: CEng MEI

Job title: Managing Director

Other areas of work: Energy policy and strategy development for companies and organisations|Benchmarking and performance evaluations on large industrial furnaces|Leading and running multi-site and 'club type' energy/carbon reduction programmes|Leading and running long term client based energy reduction and monitoring programmes comprising client and consultant staffs|Asphalt plants

Organisation address: 25 Rush Croft, Thackley, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD10 8WN,

Organisation telephone: 01274 531451

Organisation email:

Websites: -

Organisation: Oakwell Energy Consulting Ltd

Subjects: Energy efficiency - Management systems -

All consultants on the RPEC register have had their areas of expertise reviewed and rated:

Level Key
1 Fundamental
2 Intermediate
3 Advanced
4 Expert
Sector experience
Category Experience level
Accommodation and food service activities 1
Administrative and support service activities 1
Chemical and petrochemical 1
Education 1
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 1
Food and tobacco 2
Human health and social work activities 2
Industries and manufacturing not elsewhere specified 4
Information and communication 1
Iron and steel 4
Machinery 2
Mining and quarrying 3
Non-ferrous metals 3
Non-metallic minerals 2
Not elsewhere specified 2
Public administration and defence 1
Real estate activities 1
Textile and leather 1
Transportation and storage 2
Sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 2
Wholesale and retail trade 2
Wood and wood products 1
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 2
Technology experience
Category Experience level
Boilers 2
Boiler house / plant room 2
Building energy management systems (BEMS) 1
Building fabric 1
Combined heat and power (CHP) 1
Combustion processes 4
Comfort cooling 1
Compressed air 2
Control and instrumentation 1
Drying / Evaporation 2
Energy from waste 1
Glazing systems 1
Heat exchangers 2
Heat recovery - high temperature 3
Heat recovery - low temperature 2
HVAC systems and plant 1
Insulation 2
Low temperature hot water (LTHW) 2
Lighting and natural light 2
Medium temperature hot water (MTHW) / Steam distribution systems 2
Motors and drives 2
Office equipment 1
Pumps and fans 2
Refrigeration and chilling 1
Renewable energy - Biomass 1
Renewable energy - Solar 1
Renewable energy - Wind 1
Separation technologies 1
Thermal mass 1
Waste minimisation 1
Water conservation 1
Skills and concepts
Category Experience level
Advanced process control systems 1
Board level presentations 2
Carbon management 3
Change management 2
Conceptual design 1
Energy management - Data collection and analysis 2
Energy management - Management strategy and systems 3
Energy management - Workforce engagement 3
Energy metering 2
Energy service contracts 1
Environmental management systems 1
Facilities management 2
Financial appraisal 1
Industrial maintenance 2
Materials handling 2
Process integration 1
Quality systems 1
Regulatory compliance 2
Training 2

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