We are pleased to announce that as a result of diligent cooperation between the SUDH team, district heating company and city, the feasibility study for the SUDH project in Brovary has been finalised to the satisfaction of all parties involved including Nefco.

The proposed investment programme includes four components:

  1. Use of a waste heat source from the concrete block factory for baseload throughout the year, including domestic hot water (DHW) supply during the summer.
  2. Network interconnection and upgrades to Central Heating Substations (CHS).
  3. Installation of a flue gas condenser at a boiler house (Yaroslava Mudrogo str 96).
  4. Installation of Individual Heating Substations (IHS) in selected buildings.

Using industrial waste heat to provide district heating is a new solution in Ukraine, however it is widely used in the Nordics. A similar SUDH project is under preparation in Mariupol; read more here. Both the Brovary and Mariupol projects deal with the same issues and offer similar solutions.

The approach is to generate useful heat from a resource that would otherwise be wasted. Correspondingly, no additional fuel will be added to the system to generate useful heat. In addition, interconnection of DH networks will enable the use of additional waste heat sources and potentially more non-fossil baseload in the future. It will also allow for three boiler houses to be decommissioned. This will have a positive impact on the environment as well as economic benefits for the industry and the district heating company and its customers.

Upgrading the central heating substations and installing individual heating substations will be a step towards a demand-driven system, providing improvements in comfort and service for customers. Once a fully demand-driven system is in place, it will enable the heating season concept to be phased out and hereby heating will be available throughout the year. Installation of the flue gas condenser will make heat production more efficient.

The proposed investment project will help improve the overall environmental situation in Brovary. The use of waste heat and installation of modern and efficient equipment will lead to fuel and electricity savings and, consequently, a reduction in carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions. Social benefits will include improvements to the quality and reliability of district heating and DHW services for the population.

As well as providing environmental and service improvements, the project will be profitable for the DH company, with an expected pay-back time of about 6 years.

For more details about the investment project in Brovary, please click here.