District Heating


Qvantum Continues European Expansion

Award-winning Swedish heat pump company Qvantum has added a Netherlands location to the UK and Germany and appointed a managing director at its new subsidiary. Mark Vellinga joins as the CEO of Qvantum Energietechnologie B.V., bringing an extensive background that includes serving as the commercial director of one of the leading heat pump companies in…


British Renewable Energy Award for Qvantum

The British Renewable Energy Awards have recognised Qvantum, the Swedish manufacturer of an ‘ultra-compact’ heat pump design, with an Innovation Award. Qvantum was “highly commended” for its ultra-compact 6 kW heat pump for apartments which offers heating, hot water, and cooling capabilities while being small enough to fit under a kitchen sink. The awards, hosted…


Pinnacle Group Sells District Heating Business to DIF Capital Partners

Pinnacle Group is transfering a substantial majority of its share capital in UK district heating business Pinnacle Power to independent infrastructure fund manager DIF Capital Partners, with the management team retaining a minority stake under a sale agreement. Pinnacle Power plans to invest in £1 billion of green energy infrastructure projects, leading to the deployment…


Design Plus Powered by ISH Innovation Award for Compact “Apartment” Heat Pump

Qvantum Energi AB, the Swedish company behind an under-the-sink heat pump for apartments on district heating networks, has received a Design Plus powered by ISH award from a panel of judges including the German Design Council. The awards celebrate “future-proof” products that exhibit an optimum combination of sustainability, aesthetic appeal, and functionality, and are considered one of the…


Follow-up Study at Europe’s Largest Hot Water Reservoir

Energiforsk (formerly the Swedish Gas Technology Centre) has commissioned global consultancy FVB to undertake a technical follow-up of Europe’s largest hot water reservoir which is under construction in Västerås. When completed, the reservoir which is being built for Mälarenergi – a power generator owned by the City of Västerås, will hold 300,000 cubic metres of…

Net Zero

Innovative Pipe Relining Used in District Heating Project

In a first for the UK, Veolia is using the latest carbon lining pipe technology for maintaining the integrity of the heat distribution system serving the buildings and homes connected to the 44km long Sheffield District Energy Network.  By relining the  pipes, with a carbon fibre and epoxy resin sleeve, this innovative process removes the…

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