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Ekerö Solör Bioenergi to heat new pool with district heating

Ekerö Solör Bioenergi to heat new pool with district heating
In 2021, construction began on Ekerö's new public pool, which has the ambition to become an attractive and user-friendly swimming pool for the municipality's residents (photo courtesy Linda Broström).

Swedish biomass-fired district energy provider Solör Bioenergy Group (Solör) has announced that its joint-venture subsidiary Ekerö Solör Bioenergi AB has been contracted to install and deliver district heating to a new public swimming pool in Ekerö.

District heating in Ekerö has been running since November 2020 and is now being expanded at a rapid pace. Ekerö Solör Bioenergi AB, which is owned by the Solör Bioenergi group and Ekerö municipality, is responsible for the supply of climate-friendly district heating to properties in the municipality.

Located in the Brygga industrial area, the bioheat plant consists of two biomass-fired boilers fired with residues from the forest industry from the islands around Ekerö. The boilers are state-of-the-art and meet all anticipated future requirements for low emissions including dust.

Sustainable construction project

Ekerö’s new swimming pool aims to become an attractive and user-friendly pool for the municipality’s residents, municipal operations, associations, and visitors.

Expected to be ready in the spring of 2023, the district heating supply from Solör has already commenced through so-called construction heating used while the pool is being built.

For us, sustainability is important in our construction projects, which is why we have chosen to give Ekerö Solör Bioenergi AB the task of supplying district heating to our new bathhouse. Through renewable energy together with other sustainable efforts, the project is working to meet the requirements for silver level in environmental building when the swimming pool is ready, which is very gratifying, said Cecilia Moar, acting property manager of Ekerö municipality.

Extended cooperation

Last year, Solör entered the construction project when work began on digging a roughly kilometer-long pipeline to the Träkvista area, where the swimming pool is being built.

In the area, there is also a sports hall, an ice rink, and other municipal buildings which have now been connected to the district heating with the new heat pipeline.

It is nice that we are now expanding our good cooperation with the municipality and supplying climate-friendly heat for more functions in the municipality, said Jan Lindkvist, CEO of Ekerö Solör Bioenergi.

The annual delivery of district heating is estimated at 1 GWh.

With the new management, we have prepared for continued expansion at Ekerö. In addition to the interest from the municipality in district heating for public businesses, we see a large demand for district heating from private individuals, ended Jan Lindkvist.

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