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SWEP signs multiyear contract with Kvitebjørn Varme AS to advance renewable energy ambitions in the Arctic

SWEP signs multiyear contract with Kvitebjørn Varme AS for Energy Transfer Stations (ETS) 

SWEP, the world’s leading supplier of compact brazed plate heat exchangers, announced the signing of a multiyear contract with Kvitebjørn Varme AS, to supply Energy Transfer Stations (ETS) to advance the expansion of district heating from Tromsø (Norway) based energy supplier.

Kvitebjørn Varme owns and operates the district heating network supplying district heating for residential heating, hot water and street heating for residents, buildings and streets in the city of Tromsø, Norway. The contract entails the delivery of 25-35 ETS units per year with the relationship extending beyond supply and delivery, as SWEP will continue to extend technical expertise to help ensure satisfactory performance of the ETSs in the district heating network in Tromsø.

“Apart from a supplier of Energy Transfer Stations we consider SWEP a technical resource whose advise and support regarding design and operation of energy transfer stations we appreciate,” said Geir Magne Olsen, CCO/Head of Sales and development for Kvitebjørn Varme.

Kvitebjørn Varme delivers more than 150 GWh of thermal energy annually. The district heating system has energy flexibility and utilizes waste heat from the waste incineration plant at Skattøra. During high load periods, delivery is increased by the use of bio kettle and electricity in addition to the waste heat. Hot water is distributed through a network of dug down, isolated pipes from central heating plants to the end customers. The ambition is that 96 % of all district heating in Tromsø will be produced by renewable energy sources by 2023, with the remaining 4 % being generated by electricity.

SWEP began working with Kvitebjørn Varme 2017 when the new energy recovery plant in Skattøra was put into operations. As the expansion of the distribution network grows, SWEP Systems will continue to supply ETS for several years using SWEP brazed plate heat exchangers and technological know-how after recently signing a new contract with Kvitebjørn Varme.