Last weekend, two tubes with a length of 290 meters were drilled from AkzoNobel to Thales and the High Tech Systems Park. The tubes are at the deepest point almost eleven meters underground. These drills are a part of the project Warmtenet Hengelo, which can achieve up to 9,500 tons of CO2 reduction per year. This connects with the heat network Bronnet: a closed-pipe network that provides heat and cold to the companies at the High Tech Systems Park.
Nine public and private partners are working together on sustainability and expansion of project Warmtenet Hengelo, the Green Deal. Warmtenet Hengelo made a smart chain between industry partners. The steam from waste incineration at Twence is used by AkzoNobel. After the salt evaporation at AkzoNobel, the residual heat is 40 degrees and used for heating the water in project Warmtenet. This heated water will be delivered to offices and industry at the High Tech Systems Park and industrial areas Twentekanaal Noord en Zuid, as well as (rental) houses in Hengelo.
HTSP will be first connected to Warmtenet
The former Thales site will be the first area connected to Warmtenet. Vincent at Thij, Director High Tech Systems Park: “Colalboration is very important at the HTSP, because the developments in the high tech industry are hard to keep up with on your own. We also realize that working from sustainable principles is necessary for a future in our high tech industry, and even for the entire planet.” According to Vincent, this project is a great example of collaboration and synergy.
Bronnet is an initiative of High Tech Systems Park in partnership with DWA, Fudura and Thales and landscaped with a contribution from the Province of Overijssel. All offices and production halls exchange heat and cold through this smart system. This heat and cold is generated from local sources, so there is no need for gas anymore. Bronnet recently ensured that the entire HTSP is heated and cooled ‘green’ by using the heat from the Twentekanaal. This provides 50% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to conventional energy sources.