Pier Kornel – Feasibility study heating network on former Tupperware site – Aalst

March 20, 2017
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Client:  Dender Development (Matexi & Re-Vive)
Period:  2012 – 2014


Work

Dender Development (Matexi & Re-Vive) has been planning the redevelopment of a former industrial site into a residential area in East Flanders. Over a period of five years, approximately 600 residential units will be built, ranging from terraced houses to high-rise building The project developer wants to provide a qualitative heating network on the site, instead of a natural gas distribution network.

In an initial phase, 3E examined whether the use of a collective system in the form of a heating network has an impact on the marketability of the houses due to additional investment and operating costs. The heating and production of domestic hot water through individual gas wall-mounted boilers represented the reference scenario. This partial study showed no insurmountable problems.

Following the conceptual design of the heating network and a few scenarios for heat production, a financial feasibility study was carried out from the perspective of the project developer. The project developer wants to be able to withdraw from the site, particularly after the sale of the properties. At that time, both the piping system and the heat production must be transferred to the Residents’ Association, without any financial loss being suffered by the Association.

Following the conceptual design of the heating network and a few scenarios for heat production, a financial feasibility study was carried out from the perspective of the project developer. The project developer wants to be able to withdraw from the site, particularly after the sale of the properties. At that time, both the piping system and the heat production must be transferred to the Residents’ Association, without any financial loss being suffered by the Association.