During an intense week in October, 6 Danish companies participated in the road show which took its beginning in Szczecin and continued with full day stops in the cities of Kolobrzeg, Slupsk and Gdansk. In each of the cities, the delegation was met with high interest to learn more of the Danish technologies and solutions. The road show was organized in cooperation with The Polish Chamber of District Heating, IGCP, and the Royal Danish Embassy in Warsaw. Mr. Bogoslaw Regulski, Vice President of the Board of Directors of IGCP, followed the delegation during the entire road show. During the week, the Danish companies met with more than 25 district heating companies in the region, whereof the biggest district heating companies: Szczecinska Energityka Cleplna, MEC Kolobrzeg, Cofely EC Slupsk and GPEC Gdansk hosted the meetings between Polish district heating companies and the Danish manufacturers. These meetings made it possible to learn more about the current challenges and plans for development for all the companies in the regions and to present and discuss Danish solutions.
In Gdansk, Danish Ambassador Steen Hommel joined the delegation during the concluding seminar hosted by GPEC in Gdansk at the PGE Arena.
The Ambassador pointed out how important District heating is to the contribution of low emission economy in Poland, shown also by the fact that Poland has reduced its heat consumption for district heating by more than 20% in the past ten years, and at the same time the housing area heated by DH has increased by more than 15%. The Ambassador also made the point of mapping local resources available – such as for instance excess heat from industries. Also solar heating was a major topic of interest during the week, as especially the West Pomerania and Pomerania are dominated by cities known as health resorts, thereby being particularly attentive of limiting air pollution.
During the trip it was agreed to arrange a study trip to Denmark, and already November this year, DBDH will receive a large delegation from PGNIK Termika, the largest Polish producer of heat and electricity in cogeneration.
Participating DBDH members: Arcon-Sunmark, ACO Engineering, Belmaflex, BROEN, Desmi Pumping Technology & Kamstrup