Heat storage and distribution
Energy companies face the challenge of ensuring a climate-friendly energy supply. With energy demand in the heating sector far greater than in the electricity sector, a successful energy transition requires a robust heat transition. In addition, the irregular availability of renewable energies is leading to changes in the energy market, including the decoupling of energy generation and consumption. Bilfinger can help you expand district heating networks, add heat storage options and support the use of renewable energies in combination with industrial waste heat to ensure a successful energy transition.
Heat generation plants
We plan, deliver, install and commission complete piping systems for all kinds of power plants. This includes geothermal plants, biomass power plants, gas power plants and district heating pumping stations. Our customers are municipal utilities and energy suppliers who appreciate our complete range of services from a single source.
We supply, lay (and plan) district heating pipelines for all types of systems, nominal sizes, pressure ratings and temperatures. Working as a general contractor or for the pipeline construction trade, our pipeline projects are in cities, fields and mountains. No challenge is too big. We have the necessary approvals (AGFW FW 601) and experience in the construction of
- Transport lines
- Steam pipes
- District heating networks
- Special structures such as culverts, pipe bridges and tunnel casings
We can support you during the conceptual design of your heat storage system, contributing our experience from more than 40 heat storage projects at early stages. Working as a general contractor or supplier for individual trades, we offer the following product range:
- 2-zone accumulators
- Hedbäck system pressureless accumulators
- Pressure accumulators
- Cold storage
- Steam accumulators
Use of waste heat
The use of waste heat from industrial processes, power plants, wastewater from sewage treatment plants and even seawater is a decisive factor in the energy transition. We support municipal utilities and district heating suppliers. As your EPC partner, we can supply large-scale heat pump systems, including systems with a combination of heat storage.
- Heat storage
Using a bad actor analysis, unusually high energy consumption can be identified quickly. This requires the merging the data from energy meters with production and operating data. Bilfinger developed a solution for Münzing Chemie that intelligently links the relevant data and immediately displays major deviations from average values on a dashboard.
To increase energy efficiency through the use of waste heat, Dutch brewery group Heineken built a 9 MW hot water heat pump system. Bilfinger was responsible for conducting feasibility studies and a modeling study (waste heat supply versus heat demand) as well as for the concept design and the basic design, including specifications and supplier evaluation.
Bilfinger developed a concept for an intelligent heating network for Dutch environmental service provider Enpuls. The core components of the concept include solar thermal collectors and a thermal accumulator. Bilfinger was responsible for the concept design, basic routing of the heating network and the dynamic system modeling, among other things. Bilfinger also designed the pump station.
In the Dutch city of Groningen, Bilfinger is working on a circular district heating system in cooperation with the organization 050 Buurtwarmte. Using high-temperature heat pumps, the project will significantly reduce the CO2 footprint of the Groningen's Paddepoel district. Bilfinger was responsible for the concept design and advised the organization on safety, noise, air and permits.