With the construction of the seven-kilometre connection pipeline between Bremen’s Findorff waste-to-energy plant and its Vahr heating plant, more of the city’s households and companies will have access to climate-friendly district heating in the future. This is currently Bremen's largest district heating project. Following completion, the new pipeline will enable previously unused excess heat to be delivered to the eastern parts of the city. Along the route it will also be possible to connect further distribution networks.
The project is a key aspect of the city’s strategy to phase out coal, and is expected to save up to 40,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. Around 90% of the trees to be removed for the construction of the pipeline will be replaced locally or compensated for in nearby areas. The pipeline represents an important milestone in Bremen’s objective of becoming climate-neutral by 2038.
After four years of planning, work began on site in mid-February 2022. Inros Lackner provided consultancy services for the planning approval procedure, and supported the approval process in the role of the client's representative.
The services to be provided by Inros Lackner also include the supervision of implementation of ecological measures, including preventative measures. This includes monitoring habitats such as tree hollows, ensuring the adequacy of amphibian protection fences, and creating alternative nesting/living spaces for bats and breeding birds.