"Radom District Heating"
The district heating is composed of two heat sources: the "North" Heat Plant, the "South" Heat Plant as well as the heating network.
Figure: Heating networks and district heating stations in the city.
The heating network system is 167.8 km in length and provides heat to 941 district heating substations, 631 of which are state-of-the-art fully automated and metered substations being the property of "RADPEC". Upon project implementation, as much as 67% of the heating network in Radom is a pre-insulated network.
"Reduction of energy losses at the Radom district heating"
"RADPEC" SA project co-financed by the EU from the Cohesion Funds within the framework of the Infrastructure and Environment Programme.
In reply to the call as published within the framework of Measure 9.2 Efficient energy distribution, on 5 July 2010 RADPEC submitted an application to the office of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management together with the required application documents necessary to implement the project entitled "Reduction of energy losses at the Radom district heating". The project was put on a reserve list.
Photo: The documents are being packed
On 4 December 2012, on the webpages of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management the Final List of projects was published which received a positive level 2 substantive assessment within the framework of Call No. 1 for Measure 9.2. RADPEC was also included in the group of the projects with a positive assessment.
As a reserve list candidate, upon continued efforts to obtain funds from the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, "RADPEC" succeeded in winning project co-financing in 2012.
PROGRAMME: Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme
PRIORITY 9: Environment-friendly energy infrastructure and energy efficiency
MEASURE 9.2: Efficient energy distribution
On 28 December 2012, a project co-financing contract was signed.
Planned total cost of the project: PLN 47,661,777.31
Maximum amount of eligible expenditure: PLN 30,623,105.00
EU contribution: PLN 25,854,944.00
Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the contract concluded with the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management based in Warsaw, "RADPEC" was obliged to re-build the old heating networks (executed in the duct system technology) to create new pre-insulated networks. The majority of the new networks was to be executed as a 'plus' insulation technology, i.e. with an increased insulation thickness.
Apart from network replacement, the activities undertaken were to comprise the modernization of the district heating substations as well.
RADPEC obtained co-financing from the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in a form of a bridge loan amounting to PLN 25,854,944.00 and a loan amounting to PLN 4,768,161.00.
The loans covered 100% of the eligible costs.
The material scope of the project included 30 tasks related to the reconstruction of the district heating and modernization of the district heating substations:
- replacement of 23.21 km of the district heating pipes with nominal diameters ranging from 32 to 600 mm,
- modernization of 160 of individual district heating substations,
- modernization of 23 of group district heating substations.
10 of the above-stated 30 tasks were implemented using own funds (5.7 km of the pipes).
Fig. "Map with marked district networks to be modernized".
With reference to the savings resulting from the tenders carried out, "RADPEC" applied three times at the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management for expansion of the material and financial scope of the project with 17 additional tasks.
• On 10 October 2013 "RADPEC" applied for project expansion with 4 additional tasks.
• 17 February 2015 – application for project expansion with 9 additional tasks.
• 26 May 2015 – application for project expansion with 4 additional tasks.
Total material scope of the project:
• replacement of 30.73 km of the district heating pipes of diameters ranging from 32 to 600 mm with pre-insulated ones,
• modernization of 194 of individual district heating substations,
• modernization of 21 of group district heating substations.
RADPEC modernized pipes with diameters ranging from 32 to 80 (14,624.95 m), pipes with diameters ranging from 100 to 250 (11,844.94 m) as well as main pipelines with diameters ranging from 300 to 600 (4,265.2 m).
The results of the projects following project implementation:
• annual consumption of thermal energy lower by 75,888 GJ per year,
• reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by 19,770 tonnes,
• increased safety of heat supplies as a result of decreased breakdown risk.
75,888 GJ of thermal energy is enough to ensure heat supplies to 40 medium-size schools for a year.
Total cost of the project: PLN 57,077,588.67
EU contribution: PLN 33,281,502.72
Photo: Project promotion