In cooperation with the Embassy of Denmark in Warsaw, DBDH hosted a four-day study trip programme prepared for PGNiG TERMIKA. The 12-member delegation was in Denmark from 26-29 September 2016, with the aim to exchange experiences and increase knowledge within the areas of energy efficiency, Danish solutions for CHP plants and district heating networks.
PGNiG TERMIKA has the biggest district heating system in the EU and produces the cheapest heat in Poland. The five plants owned by the group – two of them are CHP plants – are highly dependent on coal. Therefore a specific purpose of this visit was to engage in a discussion that can pave the way for reducing coal consumption in the Polish energy and heat sector.
The study trip has taken the delegation to the following site visits/meetings: Vestforbrænding, VEKS, Avedøre plant, DBDH and Frederiksberg Utility, HOFOR, Helsinge District Heating (co-hosted by Arcon-Sunmark), Helsingør District Heating and Ramboll.
During the meeting with DBDH and Frederiksberg Utility, the delegation was welcomed by Pia Zimmermann, Export Manager at DBDH. Rafal Nowakowski, Chief Specialist at PGNiG Termika, gave a presentation about the company’s background and profile. Elena Markova, Strategy Manager, followed suit with a presentation of Frederiksberg Utility. Two DBDH members were also present at the meeting, with presentations from Michael Noer-Hvarre, VP Sales & Marketing at BA Systems, and from Christian Busch, Sales Manager at Desmi Pumping Technology. Christian Busch was accompanied by his colleague Dominik Suchodolski, Business Development Manager at the company’s office in Poland. The day ended with a thorough tour around Frederiksberg Utility and CTR’s premises, led by Andreas Bruun, Operations Coordinator at Frederiksberg Utility.
PGNiG Termika showed a great amount of interest and a high degree of preparation before and during their meetings with the Danish companies, and we hope to see them again in the near future.