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Bifurcating a Central Plant for Redundancy and Reliability

Summary The Owner requested true reliability as the plant was going through a coal to gas conversion. Each piece of equipment and system was designed for N + 1 redundancy. The plant still presented a single point of failure mode so the solution was to bifurcate it. This resulted in “air gapping...


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Dirty Water is Costly! Critical Flushing Requirements for New Building Connections

Summary Installing or connecting chilled or heating pipe from a new building to the campus district utility must be cleaned and flushed properly. This is a critical, but often overlooked step. Concern by owners is on the rise as they recognize that they need to protect their plant investment...


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Pipes laid for Council's District Heating Network at Queens Quay

Scottish Construction Now Summary The first pipes at West Dunbartonshire Council ’s high-tech district heating network have been laid. The innovative system will see water taken from the Clyde, before being heated and transferred through a network of pipes to homes and businesses at the...

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Empower connects final phase of district cooling services to Dubai Arena

MEP Middle East Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) announced that it has reached the final stage of the supply network for district cooling services to Dubai Arena, the newest and largest destination for international events and live shows in the region. The...

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Changfeng Announces Provincial Approval for the Meishan Integrated District Energy Distribution Project

Changfeng Energy Inc., GlobeNewswire Summary TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Changfeng Energy Inc., (TSXV: CFY) (“Changfeng” or the “Company”), an energy provider in the People’s Republic of China (the ”PRC”), is pleased to announce that pursuant to the press release “Changfeng...

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Solar District Heating on the "Roof of the World"

Press Release, January 3, 2019 Langkazi, Tibet: The first large-scale solar district heating system in Tibet has now been put into operation in Langkazi providing the inhabitants with a steady supply of heat. Chinese-Danish joint venture company Arcon-Sunmark Large-Scale Solar Systems...

Press release - Solar District Heating on the Roof of the World.pdf

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Building for the Future: The Next Steps in Green Development

Alexandra Pacurar, Commercial Property Executive Summary Skanska is taking environment-friendly development to the next level due to its status as both a developer and a construction manager, which allows for a unique approach to green policies. Sustainability Director Sarah King touches on...

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Why are energy-from-waste schemes so troublesome?

Roddy Wilkie, Global Construction Review Summary With contractors getting their fingers burnt on energy-from-waste project, Roddy Wilkie, Partner and Head of Energy at HKA, explains why the UK, uniquely, is having such trouble, and urges the construction supply chain to learn the lessons,...

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ENGIE signs partnership to develop district energy scheme

PBC Today Summary ENGIE has entered into a pioneering Joint Venture with Newcastle City Council (NCC) to develop and operate district energy schemes within the city over a 40-year term. The scope of services to be provided by ENGIE will include design, build, operation and...

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Second well successfully drilled for Garching a.d. Alz geothermal project, Bavaria/Germany

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary The geothermal project in Garching a.d. Alz in Bavaria/ Germany has successfully drilled and tested its second well. The project can now proceed with planning for a geothermal power plant, while simultaneous use for district heating is also being...