Second geothermal heat source Trias Westland for more sustainable geothermal heat04 September 2019
Trias Westland is expanding with a second geothermal heat source. This considerable increase in sustainability for the Westland greenhouse horticulture sector will enable more greenhouse horticulturists to equip their companies with sustainable heating.
As one of the initiators, Royal FloraHolland is participating in the second heat source of Trias Westland and will also procure geothermal heat. According to the timeline, the heat source will be operational in the second half of 2020.
By and for entrepreneurs
In 2017, 49 Westland greenhouse horticulture entrepreneurs joined forces and committed to the development of Trias Westland, an innovative geothermal heat project aimed at increasing the sustainability of greenhouse horticulture in the Westland region. With the commissioning of the first doublet (July 2019), 26 associated participants will receive energy from the first geothermal heat source. At the request of greenhouse horticulturists, a second doublet will be installed in Naaldwijk. Thanks to this development, the greenhouse horticulture companies associated with Trias Westland who could not utilize heat from the first well doublet will now have access to sustainable energy as well.
Royal FloraHolland CO2 neutral in 2025
One of the objectives of Royal FloraHolland is to have CO2 neutral energy consumption in 2025. By using heat from a geothermal heat source, we will reduce our gas consumption and CO2 emissions. In addition, geothermal heating contributes to our energy independence and a clean environment. A great step forward in our CO2 neutral ambition against lower energy costs.
The Rabobank and BNG Bank will jointly account for the bank funding. As with Trias Westland 1, the expansion is funded on the basis of 'non-recourse project financing'. This is a loan where the bank is only entitled to reimbursement from the project proceeds without any liability of shareholders or third parties. The technology and financing of the entire project were therefore thoroughly researched by the banks in advance.
The first construction work is starting early September 2019 at Kasteelweg in Naaldwijk, so that it may be combined with the reorganization planned by the municipality of Westland. Over the next six months, two kilometers of heat pipelines will be installed in stages. Preparatory works for installing the second thermal heat doublet at Lange Broekweg in Naaldwijk will start in the first quarter of 2020. It will become operational in the second half of 2020.
Trias Westland is an initiative of HVC, Capturam, Royal FloraHolland and a large group of greenhouse horticulture entrepreneurs. These partners greatly value sustainability and view thermal heat as an important alternative to natural gas.
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