Over a 25-year period, we will have to anticipate in an energy-conscious manner the present and expected future energy needs of this campus, where, today, we find a total floor space of 250,000 m2 of buildings. Expected is that at least a same amount of additional square metres will be built in the mid-term. Considering the site’s activities, reliability and safety are without a doubt essential factors in the approach of this assignment. Ingenium was called upon to bring this challenge to a good end, in collaboration with Deerns Consulting Engineers BV from the Netherlands.
A master plan was developed, in which cold and heat storage and heat pumps are integrated in a comprehensive and redundant concept for cold and heat production for the entire site. The campus’s whole high-voltage network will also be renewed. This includes a new interface unit with additional emergency power provisions and installation of high-voltage loops on the campus. This entire operation will be performed in phases. Meanwhile, some 15 partial projects are already designed or in execution