Renewable energy for SSC-ZL

Since March 2017 the new users of the Shared Services Center South Limburg (SSC-ZL) in Heerlen experience the comfort of renewable energy. On Monday, March 20, 2017, the installation of Minewater was put into operation to provide heat and cooling to SSC-ZL through Mijnwater B.V. energy system. No more gas in the building, only renewable energy. The delivery of both heat and cold through the floor radiators and the new air treatment gives the entire building a comfortable indoor climate.

The property no longer fulfilled the comfort requirements of the new users and had to be renovated. In 2016, Mijnwater B.V. asked to connect the entire building to the Minewater energy system, which is in the vicinity. The existing central heating boilers were replaced and the building was connected to the minewater pipeline network. The building is connected to a Minewater Cluster (cluster network B) on the CBS road in Heerlen, which also includes the building of CBS and the new Maankwartier district.

Careful transfer of energy

When using the mining water, no mining water flows through the pipes to the various connected buildings, but the energy is taken from this water inan underground exchange station (cluster cellar). Through heat exchangers, that energy is transferred to so-called purified tap water. Inthe bicycle storage of the SSC-ZL building heat pumps are installed which ensure that this water is brought to the correct temperature before delivery to the building. Minewater B.V is also responsible for the electricity supply and the 48 solar panels on the roof.

This SCC-ZL building was connected in March 2017 and is the eighth realized project of Mijnwater B.V.