FVB-News 48

E-commerce grows district heating significantly

New customers increase Vaggeryds Energi’s heating deliveries by at least 30 percent. The expansion means that the energy company is looking at its largest investment ...

Message from the CEO

New business patterns drive district heating. The pandemic has accelerated e-commerce and it is expected to continue to grow even after the pandemic. The ...

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New slurry pit reduces methane emissions

Tekniska verken i Linköping is building a gas-tight slurry pit. This is an important climate measure, as the current open storage emits the powerful greenhouse ...

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FVB invests in Hälsingland

With a new framework agreement and a newly established office in Hudiksvall, FVB gets closer to customers in Hälsingland. As one of the few contracted ...

Newly minted energy expert

FVB has gotten another energy expert.  We congratulate Fredrik A. Nilsson at our office in Linköping on the certification. Excerpt from the certificate: After testing pursuant to the ...

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FVB sponsors thesis projects

A group of students studying in their third year of the Master of Science in Industrial Economics program at Linköping University are working on a ...

How biogas can be developed

Stricter environmental requirements mean that Västervik Energi & Miljö needs to do a major renovation of the municipality’s largest sewage treatment plant. This in turn ...

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Making money at low temperatures

“Our goal should be to invest in lowering the return temperature in the district heating network. There is a lot of money to be made ...

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Major renovation of Gonäs’ sewage treatment plant

Gonäs’ sewage treatment plant in Ludvika Municipality has been updated for today’s needs and a major renovation will be completed in May. The plant was ...

FVB continues to celebrate

Last year, FVB turned 50 years old. This year, we can continue to celebrate as we mark 30 years as an employee-owned company. In 1991, ...

Fjärrvärme Basic course (District Heating Basic)

The purpose of Fjärrvärme Basic is to provide a solid introduction to the district heating system’s products, services, customers, existence, function, and boundary conditions and ...

Europe's largest hot water storage facility - an interview with Stefan Winkler

Hi there, Stefan Winkler. Right now, you are working in an old oil storage cavern in Västerås. What are you doing there? “We are preparing the sanitation ...

New employees at FVB

We have gotten three new employees since the last issue of the FVB newsletter. Mikael Granholm Mikael has been hired at our Sundsvall office as an electrical ...

Ice cream factory heats animal hospital with energy solution from E.ON

SIA Glass, together with Hallands Djursjukhus in Slöinge, have signed an ectogrid agreement with E.ON. The technology is modern and energy efficient for heating and cooling, and customers own their own local energy system. E.ON’s ectogrid concept is based on a fairly simple principle. The excess heat emitted by a cooling machine can be used in a heat pump and the excess cooling from the heat pump can then be used in the cooling machine. There is thus a balance of heating and cooling in the property, which leads to a significantly reduced need for supplied energy. Excess flows with low temperatures are normally not recovered, instead they are blown away. Thanks to ectogrid, properties with a heat surplus can share it with properties that need heat. This is done with a simple plastic pipe system. This solution has been implemented in Slöinge, where the SIA ice cream factory has a heat surplus which is now used by Hallands Djursjukhus. FVB in Malmö has been commissioned to be the construction manager for the distribution lines in the ground for this exciting project.

New framework agreements

FVB is very pleased to have signed a new framework agreement with both E.ON and Vattenfall. The agreements provide FVB with excellent opportunities for continued positive cooperation with two of Sweden’s largest energy companies. FVB has also signed new framework agreements with Gävle Energi and Växjö Energi. Both agreements are for two years. FVB has also won a new framework agreement in HVAC for Arboga Vatten och Avlopp, Kungsörs Vatten and VME. This is an important part of FVB’s investment in the water and sewer sector.

Gävle and Sandviken are being connected

Gävle Energi and Sandviken Energi will connect their district heating systems through a 20-km-long line.  FVB has been commissioned to design and construct the lines with associated drawings and procurement documentation in two of three stages. The lines will be dimension DN500. Design and procurement will take place in 2021, and the lines will be put into operation in 2023.  The investment contributes to a carbon reduction of approximately 46,000 tons per year and is partially funded by Klimatklivet with 210 million SEK.