Oilon will deliver a 1.3-​megawatt heat pump system to Fortum in Espoo, Finland. The air-water heat pump will be the largest of its kind in Finland, and it will replace coal as a primary energy source. The system will produce both district heating and district cooling. After a pilot period, the facility is planned to be expanded to 11 megawatts.

“Industrial-scale heat pumps are an excellent means to replace coal energy and cut carbon emissions in energy production,” said Thomas Ekholm, Manager of the New Solutions unit of Fortum’s heating and cooling business. When completed, the 11-​megawatt heat pump system will replace coal energy by as much as 92 gigawatt-hours yearly. Emissions will be reduced by over 31 000 tons of carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to omitting 14 500 cars from traffic every (...)

This article was published on EuroHeat & Power.
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Last updated on the 18-02-2021 by Construction21 Communication

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