Business Developer Anders Westin with Fortum Oslo Varme believes that the Ulven energy central and using the data centre excess heat are profitable as well as a win-win-win situation.
“So far, it’s been great working with COWI on this project. We are confident that COWI will continue to deliver high-quality services on whatever projects they are involved in,” he says.
In your opinion, what has been the critical success factors for the project?
“Competencies,” says Westing initially, then adding the capacity and ability to execute.
More than 20 per cent of the Norwegian capital’s energy demand is covered by district heating. Historically, much of the heat is generated by energy recovery from waste.
“According to plan, the project in Ulven will be completed and operational in the course of 2021. This is a full-scale pilot project, and if it’s successful, Ulven will be a blueprint for other projects when we link excess heat sources to the city’s district heating infrastructure,” he says.