Vattenfall invests in large eBoiler system in Amsterdam
PARAT will deliver the huge 3x50MW Electrode Boiler package for Hot water at Vattenfall’s district heating plant in Diemen, Amsterdam.
Vattenfall wants to supply 100% sustainable heat in the Amsterdam region by 2040. (Photo: Vattenfall)
Vattenfall was granted the Dutch SDE++ subsidy to build the 150MW Power to Heat system in Amsterdam. Vattenfall wants to supply 100% sustainable heat in the Amsterdam region by 2040.
PARAT Halvorsen will deliver the 3x50MW High Voltage Electrode Hot Water Boilers with 21kV electrical connection. The design pressure is 13 barg, and the design temperature of the boilers is 184°C. PARAT will also deliver Control Panels, Chemical Dosing Units for adjusting conductivity, Start-Up, Commissioning, Training, and Test Run.
The Power to Heat system is expected to be fully up and running early 2025.
Vattenfall has been granted permit and Dutch SDE++ subsidy to build a 150 MW 'Power-to-Heat' E-boiler at the company’s heat and power plant in Diemen, Amsterdam. (Photo: Vattenfall)
Vattenfall starts construction of large sustainable E-boiler plant for district heating
Vattenfall has been granted permit and Dutch SDE++ subsidy to build a 150 MW 'Power-to-Heat' E-boiler at the company’s heat and power plant Diemen in Amsterdam. The final investment decision is scheduled for mid-2022, after the recently initiated tender has been completed. The E-boiler is believed to be the largest in Europe and can be put into use in 2024.
'We are very glad to have been awarded both the permit and the SDE++ subsidy for building a large 150 MW E-boiler at Diemen. Vattenfall wants to supply 100% sustainable heat in the Amsterdam region by 2040. In addition to E-boilers, Vattenfall is therefore also working on a number of other sustainable heat sources, such as biomass, geothermal, data centre heating and aqua thermal heat,' says Ulrika Jardfelt, head of Business Area Heat at Vattenfall.
The Dutch SDE++ scheme provides subsidies for the use of techniques for the generation of renewable energy and other CO2-reducing techniques. SDE++ subsidies are awarded over a period of 12 or 15 years, depending on technology. The E-boiler is similar to a 'kettle': the installation converts electricity into hot water, which can be supplied to households and companies or can be stored in the already present heat buffer, a large 'thermal flask'
'The E-boiler only switches on if the electricity mix is sustainable with a lot of electricity from solar and wind. When there is insufficient green energy, the gas-fired power plants in Diemen are still needed to produce electricity – power plants that also supply heat very efficiently. We expect that these gas-fired plants will remain necessary in the coming decades for the security of supply in the Netherlands; first on natural gas, but later hydrogen from renewable sources,' says Alexander van Ofwegen, Director of Heat Vattenfall Netherlands.
With the current expected deployment of the E-boiler, Vattenfall initially expects to be able to supply approximately 15% of the heat in the Amsterdam region with renewable wind and solar electricity. However, the number of hours that the E-boiler can run will increase in the coming years, given the growth in the number of wind and solar farms in the Netherlands.
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