Long-term collaboration and multiple tasks for the same industrial client result in big energy savings. This is one of the characteristics of much of Viegand Maagøe’s work. CP Kelco is one of the companies that has used us on a regular basis to implement energy conservation measures at its manufacturing plants.

Client: CP Kelco

The task
CP Kelco, part of the J. H. Huber Corporation, is the world’s biggest producer of pectin products. Since 2006, the company has been modernising its manufacturing plant and utility systems with the aim of halving the energy requirements per production units. At the same time the company intends to make the energy supply wholly or partly CO2 neutral.

How we carried out the task
Viegand Maagøe’s collaboration with CP Kelco (previously Copenhagen Pectin) is based on a permanent team that liaises closely with processing specialists and the staff responsible for energy at the manufacturing plant. We have regularly assisted with:

  • mapping evaporation and distillation units;
  • quantifying the energy balances for several renovation scenarios for the processing equipment;
  • carrying out a financial assessment of the boilers and turbines;
  • preparing a financial and technical decision making framework for the use of wood chips in the boiler system;
  • documenting and selling the energy savings by establishing two new evaporators; and
  • analyzing the potential for exporting the waste heat for district heating via a heat pump system.

The result
One of the aspects of the collaboration involved clarifying the plant’s complicated energy flow, and using this as the basis for choosing the right solutions during the renovation. At the same time we were instrumental in obtaining several hundred thousand euro in grants towards the investment required.

For more information, contact:
Peter Maagøe Petersen, pmp@viegandmaagoe.dk and +45 21 70 03 08