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.
The collaboration between Vanparijs Engineers and Gyproc for the integration of a CHP unit at the Gyproc production site in the port of Antwerp (Kallo) resulted in an innovative solution for a 2 MWe gas engine cogeneration where all the energy flows, including the exhaust gasses of the CHP engine, were completely integrated into the Gyproc production process.
Earlier this month Tom Loix, Knowledge Manager at Vanparijs Engineers, issued a new white paper which focuses on mobile UPS systems, installed in a container or enclosure that is easily movable, allowing deployment on a site in need of (temporary) UPS protection. This demand has some repercussions on the system design and feasibility.