VISNEWS filmed Jan 18 the new heating and power plant, opening this month at Haesselby Strand, near Stockholm.
VISNEWS filmed Jan 18 the new heating and power plant, opening this month at Haesselby Strand, near Stockholm. Sweden's latest plant will provide hot water to heat 16,000 homes, offices and factories.
Three giant 100 ft high cylindrical towers store the hot water to be piped through culverts to the consumers. Able to use both oil and coal the plant has an unloading quay, on picturesque Lake Malaren, formed of three concrete moles used in the Invasion of Normandy 1944. Coal is unloaded by one of the largest cranes in Sweden, able to lift eight tons. Unloaded coal is stockpiled in an underwater basin.
Filtering plant purifies waste gases to avoid smoke nuisance in nearby residential areas. Nerve centre of the plant is the highly automatic control room with its push buttons and tiers of instrument dials.
Direct heating of houses and offices is not new; it is widely used in the Soviet Union; United states and some European countries with prolonged cold winter periods.