View over Santa Coloma de Gramenet
Ramboll will assist the client with the evaluation of possible technical solutions and business models for using this shallow geothermal source in combination with a new district heating system.
“The municipality of Santa Coloma de Gramenet is an emerging community that could strongly benefit from this project. If exploited wisely, geothermal heat can be a valuable green source of energy that facilitates healthy living conditions and commercial development”, says Isidore McCormack, Chief Project Manager.
Ramboll’s scope also includes an estimation of investments and operational costs and forecast of revenues, as well as detailed risk assessments to support a future decision.
“We are glad to be part of this project. Our knowledge within district heating has a strong global footprint which is why we were chosen by the client. Likewise, this project is a chance to enhance our geothermal expertise in an international context”, Isidore concludes.
Santa Coloma de Gramenet, a municipality in Catalonia, Spain, is a city of 120,000 inhabitants and a dynamic commercial sector. The new district heating system is proposed to supply up to 50 public buildings, amenities and industrial areas within the municipality. The project is funded by the European Investment Bank as part of their Advisory Hub services for public bodies in Europe.