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Site-visits and seminar on district heating brought together Estonian and Danish companies

08.03.2018  09:55
The Royal Danish Embassy in Tallinn in cooperation with the Estonian Power and Heat Association held the seminar “Danish Technologies and Innovative Solutions in the District Heating Sector” on 2 March 2018 at the embassy.

The seminar was aimed at providing an overview of the recent developments and mapping the possibilities within the district heating sector of Estonia.
The participants were welcomed by the deputy head of the Danish Embassy David Schjerlund, the director of Estonian Power and Heat Association Andrus Pirso and the chairman of management board Andres Veske.

Several guest speakers made presentations about the most important aspects of district heating development in both Estonia and Denmark. Current and future developments in the district heating sector in Estonia was introduced by Rein Vaks from the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication. Jaanika Lilienberg from the Environmental Investment Center of Estonia made an overview of the support programmes for district heating in Estonia. Jakob Lau Pedersen, who works for HOFOR in Denmark, spoke about Danish district heating market and its regulations.

Four experienced Danish companies joined the seminar and introduced their state-of-art solutions and expertise in district heating to Estonian counterparts. These four Danish companies were: Linka Energy, the world's leading developer of biomass plants; ATHCO-Engineering specializing in flue gas heat recovery systems; LOGSTOR, the leading supplier of pre-insulated pipe systems for energy-efficient transportations of liquids and gases; and Energy and Climate Academy, who provides education for private and public companies in the energy and climate industries.

A day before the seminar, Danish companies had a great opportunity to visit two biggest Estonian energy and heating companies Utilitas and Enefit Green.
The seminar and site-visits offered  a great networking opportunity for both Danish and Estonian colleagues working within the district heating sector.

Danish Embassy sincerely hopes that the event contributed to the further successful cooperation between Estonia and Denmark in the district heating sector.

David Schjerlund greeting the seminar participants at the Danish Embassy.

Site-visit to Utilitas.

Site-visit to Enefit Green.