Last month, the Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate, Lars Chr. Lilleholt, and the Mayor of Køge, Marie Stærke, inaugurated a surplus heat project at CP Kelco’s factory in Lille Skensved. Viegand Maagøe has been the main adviser throughout the whole project, which transforms surplus heat from the factory’s processes into green energy in the form of district heating.

The surplus heat project is a collaboration between the food ingredient producer, CP Kelco, and the joint municipal district heating company, VEKS. By converting surplus heat from CP Kelco’s cooling towers into green energy in the form of district heating, VEKS takes over the green surplus heat and passes it on to local district heating.

Viegand Maagøe has been the main adviser from the start of the project and until the initiation. Viegand Maagøe’s role has been to define the project, develop the technical concept, prepare the business case and manage all stages of the project during realization and commissioning.

Provides district heating for 2,200 households

The project means that The Municipality of Køge now receives district heating that comes from surplus heat recovered at the factory. The surplus heat project alone covers the heating requirement of 2,200 households, which corresponds to approx. 25 % of Køge’s total district heating consumption.