Bilfinger Tebodin designs Twence-Grolsch Waste Heat Connection
Energy producer and waste incinerator company Twence has been a loyal customer of Bilfinger Tebodin for many years. Twence approached our team of energy experts to think about the technical feasibility of various projects in the field of energy efficiency and energy exchange. “We were looking for companies to conduct a feasibility study on heat supply trajectories and we chose to work with Bilfinger Tebodin,” says a project manager at Twence. “We have worked on several projects with Bilfinger Tebodin since 2010 and they prove to be a valuable partner. The company has a lot of experience in heat supply trajectories and the fact that there are multiple disciplines within Bilfinger Tebodin means they have a lot of in-house knowledge.”
The business case for supplying heat to third parties soon turned out to be interesting enough to develop further. In an internal multidisciplinary project team consisting of the pipelines, energy and cost estimating departmens within Bilfinger Tebodin, various scenarios were investigated for the supply of steam. Our energy department carried out the conceptual technical design process and the pipelines team designed the pipeline route and distribution network. After steam supply proved not to be feasible in this particular study to some third parties, the focus shifted to heat supply to Grolsch, a beer brewery in the Netherlands.
On request of both Grolsch and Twence, various options fort he application of residual heat at Grolsch have been investigated more broadly. For this, several technical solutions were developed with an indication of the total investment costs. Based on this study, it proved feasible to supply hot water to Grolsch. Twence and Grolsch asked Bilfinger Tebodin to perform a concept design based on the scenario for supplying hot water via an underground pipeline to Grolsch. For this purpose, we developed the Process Flow Diagram with mass an energy balance of the entire waste heat system for several load cases. This, together with several multidisciplinary design deliverables and starting points, was validated with the most recent process data to have the design fit for purpose.
In April 2020, the heat supply agreement between Twence and Grolsch was signed.
- Conceptual technical design
- Design of the pipeline route and distribution network
- Cost Estimation
We were looking for companies to conduct a feasibility study on heat supply trajectories and we chose to work with Bilfinger Tebodin. We have worked on several projects with Bilfinger Tebodin since 2010 and they prove to be a valuable partner. The company has a lot of experience in heat supply trajectories and the fact that there are multiple disciplines within Bilfinger Tebodin means they have a lot of in-house knowledge."