On 25 October 2018, the Federation of Electricity and Electronics brings together datacenter specialists and end-users at De Montil in Affligem for the 4th IT Infrastructure Data Centers Congress, the most complete event for data center infrastructure in Belgium and the place-to-be to stay updated on the latest developments, innovation and trends in the data center industry.
It is in all newspapers, to achieve the climate targets, our country needs to take more urgent action in different areas. Vanparijs Engineers is already doing a good job contributing to this.
A good example of how energy can be saved in residential buildings with CHP is the project at Marius Renard in Anderlecht. Steven De Vroede and Sébastien Farinotti of Vanparijs Engineers, and Ismaël Daoud, manager of EasyCogen, explained to Kanaal Z how important energy savings were realized here.
A recent study by COGEN together with ODE and Bond Beter Leefmilieu has shown that cogeneration can play an important role in the energy transition and the nuclear exit. CHP plants produce electricity and useful heat, which means that they use up to 30% less fuel than the combination of electricity production by a traditional power station and heat production with a gas-fired boiler. By 2025, approximately 1000 MW of additional electric power can be installed with CHP installations.
At the end of last year, Vanparijs Engineers (Hoegaarden) received a unique double order. MSD, the global innovative healthcare company with an important site in Heist-op-den-Berg, will integrate both a UPS installation and a CHP plant in collaboration with the engineering and contracting office in the coming months.
Hospitals have a great need for energy, both for their installations, heating and hot water. In recent years, many hospitals have invested in more sustainable techniques. That is also the case in the UZA in Antwerp. On Tuesday, May 30, 2017 our project manager Steven Davidson and CEO Sébastien Farinotti explain in Z-Energy on Canal Z, how the collaboration with Dirk De Man, head of the technical service of the UZA, resulted in a successful cogeneration project with optimization of the sanitary hot water production and significant energy savings.