Extract heat from data centres

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Four reasons to invest in heat extraction

  • Data centres produce large amounts of excess heat, which today is largely wasted. And for many data centres this represents a massive potential in the journey towards decarbonizing operations.
  • The world is in the middle of a global energy crisis. Energy prices are skyrocketing. Your company can help Denmark with the green transition and stop the dependence of Russian gas.  
  • The European Commission suggests that all data centres of more than 1 MW should perform a cost benefit analysis to investigate whether the excess heat can be used in the district heating supply.
  • The tax on excess heat based on electricity has been lifted in Denmark.

Meet the experts

Meet three of our top experts in heat extraction and strategic sustainability consulting. With their international experience in designing sustainable energy solutions for large data centres and our multidisciplinary mindset you will get insights and perspectives to pursue your options.

John Ammentorp, Director – Energy Systems

John Ammentorp has extensive knowledge and insight in the Energy Sector and is specialized in management of electrification, P2X, heat extraction and cross sector solutions. His focus is on setting the optimal project team based on the right combination of experiences as well as technical and personal skills.

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Anna Ekdahl, Manager – Energy Transition

Anna has comprehensive expertise in the energy sector and is dedicated to help data centres and other energy-intensive industries succeed in the green energy transition. She is specializing in connecting and facilitating the business case development and dialogue between heat producers and heat off-takers.

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Kristian Pedersen, Advisor – Sustainability Consulting

Kristian advises clients across a range of sectors, incl. data centres, industry, and district heating, on strategy and the commercial implications of sustainability and the green energy transition. For heat recovery projects, Kristian focus on measuring and realising both tangible and intangible value drivers.

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How can Ramboll help you?

We are a global architecture, engineering and consultancy company.
We help you capture the excess heat from data centres. Our offerings encompass the following:

  • Planning, initial design of the system incl. piping to/from connection to the heat supplier
  • Feasibility studies
  • Potential approvement from the authorities
  • Concept and detailed design
  • Planning of tender process
  • Control Strategy
  • Supervision during construction and commissioning.

In addition, we will facilitate the dialogue between data centres, utilities, municipalities and others. 

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