Central Woodchip Company and Highland Woodchip company

We have two sister companies that supply Wood chip fuel to Commercial, Industrial and Residential customers. With a base in the Scottish Highlands at Grantown-on-Spey, and a branch in Irvine this ensures that we can cover a vast area for our customers, in a variety of delivery vehicles to best suit the customer including bulk tippers and walking floor lorries.

Our wood chip is BSL authorised, for full RHI compliance.

By adjusting the cutting depth of the blades on our machinery, we can produce a full range of chip specifications –G30, G50, G100, P16 or P45.


We can supply 15%-40% moisture contents, for whatever suits your Boiler.

We only process virgin timber ensuring we produce premium quality wood chip with no recycled timber in sight. This in turn maximizes the calorific value.

We have invested in specialist machinery for production of wood chip and can provide a mobile contract chipping service. We now also offer a range of quality wood fuel options and wood chip surfacing.

We are dedicated to producing and supplying top quality wood chip fuel.

We offer a range of products and services suited to mainly commercial and industrial users and we also supply some domestic systems.
We have contracts with the NHS.

Biomass Woodchip

Our wood chip is BSL Authorised, for full RHI compliance and Woodsure accredited.

Fuel Logs and RHI Compliance 

RHI Fuel Log – compliance is key to your continued RHHI payments.

As an additional service to our customers we can also provide a Fuel Log to ensure full RHI compliance so that our customers remain eligible for their RHI Payments from Ofgem. This details chip purchased from our companies and all compliance data required to remain eligible for your RHI. (A separate cost for this service is available upon request.)

All Raw timber supplies are from FSC Approved suppliers, we have a 10-year Guaranteed supply Agreement for Roundwood Log/Virgin Timber from A W Jenkinson Forest Products.

We also work with large sawmills and forestry to ensure continuity of supply.

We only process virgin timber ensuring we produce premium quality wood chip with no recycled timber in sight. This in turn maximises the calorific value.

We have two locations across Scotland, one in the Highlands at Grantown-on-Spey and a 2MW Drying Plant in Irvine, Ayrshire. This ensures that we can cover a vast area for our customers, in a variety of delivery vehicles to best suit the customer, including bulk tippers, blown deliveries and Artic walking floor lorries.

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If you are in the early stages of installation it’s a good idea to check costs and accessibility of different delivery vehicles to your site before building your fuel store. We can advise on the best options and give you a quote, so you know what costs to expect going forward.

All too often we see expensive design flaws in chip stores, which can needlessly cost thousands extra in fuel costs per year, due to the delivery method chosen.

We also offer free and impartial advice on fuel storage and delivery as well as maximising Boiler Efficiencies and Calorific Values to help our customers get best value from their Biomass Investment.

Service and Maintenance

All Biomass Boilers require care and attention, we can provide a Service and Maintenance Contract, with quick response times to breakdowns. Further Information is available on request.

Machinery and  Equipment

Jenz HEM 700 Chipper
Our Jenz chipper is made by one of the market leaders in European wood chipping machinery, known for innovation in design, a strong and durable build and the very finest quality of chip. It is purpose built for biomass wood fuel. The unique cutting system design of our machinery means our chip is as uniform as possible.


Our chipper is high powered and high producing – an impressive piece of kit!

Jenz ,HEM 700 ChipperWe are frequently asked about production capacity. Manufacturer’s guidance gives 50-60 tons per hour dependent on particle size required, this normally equates to 400 tons per day, but in practice volume is highly dependent on a variety of factors, such as timber species, moisture content and presentation of the timber.

Screening Equipment – Finlay Terex 683 track star Screen

Finlay Terex Screen

We have a Finlay Terex Screen on site, and this ensures Quality Control.

With No fines and NO oversized chips, you can be assured that Boiler breakdowns will not be a result of your woodchip fuel from CWC Ltd.

Our chipper produces the very best quality chip, and the Screening Process ensures the correct Particle sizing and Drying to your Specified Moisture Content.

By adjusting the cutting depth of the blades and screen sizes, we can produce a full range of chip specifications – G30, G50 or G100. We can also supply a range of Moisture Contents, to meet each of our customer’s requirements, for whatever suits your Boiler.

The correct specification is very important to ensure smooth auger-in feed, preventing blockages and bridging within the fuel store. The recommended particle size for your particular boiler is also important to ensure optimum burning efficiency.

Quality Assurance

We achieve a quality chip by using the necessary machinery, which must be carefully and regularly maintained, and employing only highly trained and experienced operators at our sites, thus ensuring consistent Quality Control.

Our Quality and Monitoring Policy provides useful guidance on how best to store timber and wood chip, so that together we can achieve a premium quality product and ensure we get maximum production, without compromising on quality.

Please note, we only process virgin timber. Waste or recycled wood is inherent with a high risk of damage to our machinery, and our Customers’ Boilers.

Customer Service

Our high levels of Customer Service ensure we satisfy both private and commercial clients. With the majority of our customers being Hotels, Manufacturing Companies, Leisure Centre’s, Farms and Industrial, they can’t afford downtime on their heating systems. We are here to ensure that doesn’t happen!

Therefore, it is imperative that we “Do what is says on the Tin” and make planned deliveries in a timely manner to our customers’ satisfaction.

We can of course cover some emergency deliveries, if we have a late order due to unforeseen circumstances and endeavour to get to you in your hour of need.

We are confident in our ability to satisfy all our clients with a quality service and can happily provide references.


Customer relations are a top priority to us and we will always seek to address any problems quickly and efficiently.

Our Guarantee

We will guarantee fuel quality to the desired spec as per the contract and agree that it will be removed and replaced at no cost to the end user. If the delivery of our fuel is substandard, ie above +/- 5% of the MC specification we are happy to replace at no cost to customer.

Timber and Wood Fuel Supply

We have found that sustainable round timber supply is essential for our business and as such we have long-term contracts for supply of raw timber to meet our wood chip requirements, in which case we always have a buffer stock.

We have a 10-year supply agreement contract with AW Jenkinson Forest Products for supply of round wood log or chip at varied specification, and all logistical deliveries from AW Jenkinson and J Stevenson Haulage means we have aligned our business with the best of breed wood supplier and delivery infrastructure, for guaranteed supply to our customers.

We have also secured a sustainable supply in the Highlands from the Seafield Estate.

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Central Woodchip Co Ltd

4 Arkwright Way, North Newmoor Ind Est

Irvine, KA11 4JU



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Highland Woodchip Co Ltd

10 Achnagonalin Ind Est

Grantown on Spey, PH26 3TA