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Heat pumps to save 12,500MWh for Danish hospital

DENMARK: The replacement of oil-based heating and cooling systems with heat pumps at a hospital in southern Denmark are expected to provide energy savings of 12,500MWh.

Today’s inauguration of two new Energy Machines heat pumps and an updated hydronic system at the Sygehus Sønderjylland hospital in Sønderborg will support the hospital in its transition to become carbon neutral. 

Produced by the Copenhagen-based manufacturer, the Energy Machines heat pumps have a combined capacity of 2.6MW. Each machine is equipped with four Danfoss oil-free Turbocor compressors. 

In addition to producing direct cooling for the hospital’s technical installations, scanners, ambulatory clinics, and wards, the hospital will use the excess heat recovered from cooling to meet the hospital process and comfort heat loads while utilising heat to keep staff and patients comfortable. 

The new integrated system will also enable the hospital to become an energy provider as the hospital will provide heat to the local district heating network in terms of surplus heat to further extend the decarbonisation impact to the local community. 

Once the system is fully implemented, the hospital expects to sell back 15,800MWh of excess heat to the grid, which could cover the heat consumption of more than 930 average Danish households.

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