To provide environmentally friendly and economically attractive heat supplies, an 800 kW heat pump unit is to be established in Nordhavn, Copenhagen. The plant will supply the three big cruise ship terminals and UNICEF’s high-rack warehouse with environmentally friendly heat from groundwater and electricity.
The cruise ship terminals and UNICEF’s high-rack warehouse are a long way from the central district heating network in Copenhagen, so they have their own local district heating network supplied from oil-fired boilers. These boilers are to be replaced with a new heat pump installation, which extracts heat from two nearby groundwater bore holes and raises the district heating temperature to 80°C.
The plant will give HOFOR experience of working with heat pumps, which will be part of a flexible long-term deal with the electricity market where cheap electricity from renewable energy sources is used to produce heat.
The heat pump installation is also part of the EnergyLab Nordhavn project, which aims to demonstrate how electricity and heat can be integrated into an intelligent and flexible energy system.