E.ON is to supply heating, cooling and power to a sustainable urban redevelopment project in the heart of the German city of Munich.
E.ON’s subsidiary Bayernwerk Natur has been selected as power and district energy provider for the Werksviertel (factory district) redevelopment near the city’s Ostbahnhof rail station.
The project, which is expected to be completed by 2019, will feature two natural gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plants, both with a capacity of 850 kWe and 1050 kWth. Three groundwater heat pumps and one absorption refrigeration unit will also be installed, along with a heating grid, a cooling grid and a power grid plus 20 new transformers.
The €6.4 million ($7.1 million) project will supply heating, cooling and power to 13 new buildings within an area of around 90,000 square metres, including the planned new Munich concert hall. Once completed, E.ON said the project will generate around 80% of the district’s power needs.
When the development is up and running, E.ON said it expects an annual heat demand of around 10,000 MWh, a power requirement of around 12,000 MWh and a cooling requirement of around 2000 MWh, although the company noted that this estimate does not include the concert hall.
The area has long been an arts and nightlife centre but will now host new offices, art studios and galleries, retail shops, restaurants and event venues.