10 November 2016
Utilisation of excess heat from Skamol's factory in Branden has created cheaper heat and reduced CO2
The utilisation of excess heat from Skamol’s factory in Branden has led to a significant reduction in heat prices with up to 35% on the island of Fur in Denmark.
Esben Jeppesen, President of Fur CHP plant, says:” We are very satisfied with the entire project and not least, we are proud of the fact that we are now able to offer significantly cheaper district heating to our users. Before we fired with gas, but this project has completely eliminated our need for gas and as a result, we have reduced our CO2 emission as well.”
The project was established to transfer the excess heat from Skamols factory through heating pipes, that were to be dug under the water in the Limfjord and connected to Fur CHP plant on the other side.
The project proceeded without major difficulties, but was delayed a bit due to unexpected problems that arose, when digging the heating pipes under the Limfjord, due to the conditions in the underground. The problem was however solved and Skamol now covers 90% of the heat consumption on Fur – a number that is expected to reach 100% in the future.
Claus Jørgensen, COO at Skamol A/S, says about the project: ”We are proud of the fact, that the excess heat from one of our factories is being used for the good of the inhabitants on Fur.”
The factory in Branden produces calcium silicate boards, that have a wide variety of uses. Some are efficient as insulating material in private homes and public buildings, where they solve problems with moisture and prevent mold due to the product’s characteristics. Others are used as building boards for fireplace enclosures due to the fact that they are non-combustible, easy to work with, and provide a simple and easy installation process.
Finally are some of the calcium silicate products produced at the plant in Branden used as strong and highly insulating lining within the Aluminium industry, cement plants, and for fire protection purposes in general.
Cheaper to heat up private households