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Helen Ltd and Suomen Kaasuenergia Oy launch a joint construction project on Mannerheimintie on 4 December 2019
Over the coming winter, Helen Ltd and Suomen Kaasuenergia Oy are building new extensions to the district cooling and natural gas network in the Ruskeasuo area at the north end of Mannerheimintie, between 116 Mannerheimintie - Ruskontie - Nauvontie.
In early 2019, Helen and Helen Electricity Network were recruiting a worksite cyclist to develop and improve the traffic arrangements and interaction of district heat and electricity network sites. Aleksi Pippuri, a student of mechanical engineering and building technology, was selected for the position, and he has now started his task in the development of worksite traffic arrangements.
Helen will build a heat pump in connection with the Vuosaari power plant, utilising the power plant’s own cooling water circulation and the heat of sea water as heat sources. A heat pump of this scale utilising the heat of the sea water is unique in Finland.
Deputy Mayor Anni Sinnemäki today inaugurated Helen's underground heating and cooling plant, which is located under the Esplanade Park. The plant's large heat pumps produce district heat and district cooling.
Helen's district cooling production is at a record high as its customers' cooling demand has increased more than threefold from the June level. Cooling is produced at full capacity in the Katri Vala and the Esplanade heating and cooling plants and in the Salmisaari power plant. A sufficient cooling output for the customers is safeguarded with the huge underground reservoirs under the Esplanade Park and in Pasila.
Helen's underground heating and cooling plant located under the Esplanade Park has been completed, and trial operations have started. The large heat pumps produce both district heat and district cooling. They recover a significant amount of excess heat from properties for utilisation in heat production.
The highest temperature of the year so far, 29.6 degrees, was measured at Helsinki Airport on 15 May. On the same day, the consumption of Helen's district cooling reached a record high.
The design of the versatile residential SunZeb city block is progressing. The block will be built in Kalasatama, Helsinki. The housing quality and energy efficiency of the residences built in the area will be in line with future requirements.
Industrial-scale heat pumps from France, to be installed in the Esplanade underground cooling plant, will arrive in Finland by sea this week. The heat pump parts will be transported from the Vuosaari Harbour to Helen’s district cooling cavern.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the Energy Authority and Motiva have awarded Helen with recognition for its excellent energy-efficiency work. The event took place at the awards gala and seminar on energy efficiency agreements held at the Finlandia Hall on 15 June 2017.