Community heating in the mountain region of South Tyrol
The maximum protection of nature – that is the focus of Kremsmueller’s supplying two localities in the mountains of South Tyrol with community heating.
Work has been ongoing continuously since 1999 on this utility project. As of today, around 90,000 meters of insulated community-heating lines have been laid. The supply pipes measure up to 250 millimeters in diameter. The network of pipes is held together by more than 10,000 welds. Continuous testing ensures 100% quality at any given time.
The excavated material removed for the underground lines alone comes to 51,750 m3 – enough to raise a football (soccer?) stadium by three stories. After the work was completed, special attention was devoted to the perfect restoration of nature.
The advantages of community heating are quite diverse. Use of this resource is cost-effective, clean, safe and space-saving, and acceptance is high: Environmentally friendly biomass is already being utilized in 90 percent of all buildings. This corresponds to about 1,000 customers.
Read more about district heating at wikipedia.com