Energy transition

Residual heat

Construction of the heat pipeline for the transport of residual heat generated by Shell to Rotterdam’s heating network along the Vondelingenweg (Botlek). Work on this pipeline, with a total length of some 2.5 km, will include a number of guided borings. This specific boring covers a stretch of 450 metres.

Photo: Paul Martens

A number of heat pipelines have been planned between Shell and Hoogvliet. Shell, Warmtebedrijf Rotterdam and the Port of Rotterdam Authority will be joining strengths to realise the Vondelingenwarmte project. Their objective: to improve energy efficiency. In the near future, the utilisation of residual heat generated by the Shell Pernis refinery will enable the sustainable heating of some 16,000 households. This project forms the foundation of the first ‘company-specific agreement’ between the private sector and the Dutch government, which is intended to contribute to the power conservation objectives set out in the new Energy Agreement.

Energy in transition

The Port of Rotterdam Authority is committed to combating climate change and wants to play a leading role in the global energy transition. The reduction of CO₂ emissions and efficient use of raw and residual materials are important tasks for the Port Authority.

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