1.8 million Chinese will now have Danish district heating

Over three years, COWI and Danfoss will establish the first large district heating system in China worth everal hundred million DKK. The heat will be using the waste heat from a local steel mill.  


The contract is the largest ever by Danfoss district heating division. According to the agreement, the new district heating system will be delivered over a period of three years, and it is COWI – Danfoss´ strategic partner in China – that will be responsible for preparation and implementation of the project.


The city of Ashan is located in the northeastern part of China and has 3.5 million inhabitants, of which 1.8 million will benefit from the district heating. Ashan thus becomes the first city in China to – in a greater extent – use district heating for domestic hot water. The heat is produced on waste heat from a local steel mill, thereby reducing the city´s energy consumption and its CO2 emissions by up to 240,000 tonnes per year.


Source: Ingeniøren / Dansk Fjernvarme