Published on September 26th, 2013 | by Anneli Hidalgo0
Danfoss Chinese cooperation paves way for agreements worth billions
Danfoss agreement with the city of Anshan for the supply of a district heating solution paves way for extending the solution to include all of Anshan, and, later, to 13 other large cities in Liaoning Province.
President of Danfoss District Energy Division, Lars Tveen, said: “We are in a really good partnership with Anshan City Government, Angang Steel and Qianfeng District Heating Company. Due to our close cooperation, we have jointly developed a solution for using surplus heat as energy, which can be copied in other cities. No doubt, this is the biggest project ever in our district heating division in China, and it continues to grow.”
Recently, the first ribbon was cut for a new district heating transmission line in Anshan. At the beginning of November this year, the first 200 MW surplus heat from the Angang Steel plant will be directed into the district heating network. The plan is for Anshan, over the next four years, to use surplus heat from Angang Steel as main heating source for the entire city and, according to Danfoss, it will reduce coal usage and CO2 emissions by 60-90%.
The Liaoning Province has 14 cities with more than a million residents each. Long-term prospects indicate investment opportunities amounting to billions of euros, states Danfoss. The cities of Benxi and Yingkou both have steel plants nearby, and new projects are being contemplated with similar solutions as in Anshan.