The project relates to the realisation of a heating network, with the following principal characteristics:
- Thermal energy recovery on the steam turbine (managed by Electrabel) coupled to the Neder-Over-Heembeek incinerator.
- Realisation of a heating network supplying the Royal Palace of Laeken, Laeken glasshouses and the Belvedere. The palace is located approximately 1,500 m from the incinerator. The network must cross: the Brussels-Charleroi canal, the Chaussée de Vilvorde, the Palace park and the Avenue du Parc Royal.
- Realisation of a heat recovery loop between the various glasshouses must be supplied either by heat from the incinerator or operating independently on boilers on site.
- Connection of the Néo Project to the heating network at the Heysel site.
The studies conducted by TPF-Utilities relate to:
- The technical feasibility of heat recovery on the steam turbines linked to the incinerator.
- The dimensioning and installation of a heating distribution network to the glasshouses, including the dimensioning of the circulators and the softened water production system.
- The dimensioning of the heat exchangers supplying the 9 consumption points.
- Adaptation of the hydraulic systems of the boiler rooms.
- Financial estimate of investments to be granted.
- Proposed regulatory agreements for the exchange of heat.
- Thermal and financial impact of the connection of the Néo project to the heating network coming from the incinerator.