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Connecting more households to the district heating system is vital to the green transition in heating. Local utility company Tårnby Forsyning is embarking on a large-scale expansion of the district heating system and COWI will provide assistance under a new framework agreement.
Thousands of home owners in Tårnby can look forward to getting connected to the district heating system in the coming years. The task of installing district heating in residential streets and in homes falls to Tårnby Forsyning, which is busy planning the mammoth construction project.
Tårnby Forsyning has chosen COWI to assist in this massive undertaking. The framework contract on technical consultancy services and assistance was awarded following an EU tender that invited consulting companies to tender for the job of assisting Tårnby Forsyning in rolling out district heating in the coming years.
Connecting more households to the district heating system plays a major role in the green transition in the heating sector. A new district heating installation typically replaces an existing boiler which uses fossil gas to heat a home.
District heating is increasingly generated by large electrically-powered heat pumps that can be configured to operate when the power is greenest.
As gas supplies to Europe have grown unstable, the cost of using gas to heat your home has also gone up, which makes district heating an effective tool for securing greener and cheaper heating for many more households.
The project for Tårnby Forsyning is a perfect fit for COWI's new strategy, which aspires to have all of the consulting company's projects help drive the world in a more sustainable direction.
The new partnership between COWI and Tårnby Forsyning will contribute to truly accelerating the roll-out of district heating. In practice, COWI will assign a permanent team of consultants to assist Tårnby Forsyning – both in relation to planning and design, and also in terms of construction management services once the construction machines start digging out in the streets.
Managing Director of Tårnby Forsyning, Raymond Skaarup, has high expectations for the collaboration.
”We are excited to team up with COWI. Supplying district heating to the citizens of Tårnby and Dragør is a huge and significant job that is immensely valuable – to each citizen and to the Danish society as a whole. With that in mind, we're happy to have an experienced consulting company like COWI on board. They bring with them a wealth of expertise and experience, and COWI will contribute advisory, design and construction management services in close partnership with our own project managers," says Raymond Skaarup, Managing Director of Tårnby Forsyning.
”We look forward to a long-term and good cooperation with Tårnby Forsyning on accelerating the green transition of the heat supply in Tårnby, and naturally we're thrilled to be awarded this job," says Klaus Winther Ringgard, Senior Vice President of COWI's Energy International unit, and continues:
”Our competent district heating team has vast expertise in rolling out district heating as well as designing and implementing new production facilities. COWI has worked on the largest projects in Denmark and for the largest district heating suppliers across the country"
The framework agreement runs for four years to begin with.