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Helen starts collaborative works on the heating and cooling network in Kamppi

As from 23 June 2020, Helen will be building a new cooling network and modernising a section of the existing heating network in Kamppi. The worksite will be implemented between Eteläinen Rautatiekatu - Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu – Runeberginkatu.

25.06.2020

All Helen cooling now carbon-neutral – Cooling requirement to grow by about 35%

Buildings in Helsinki can now be cooled with fully emission-free cooling produced by utilising waste heat. From the beginning of this year, all cooling products from the energy company Helen have been carbon-neutral, as only renewable energy sources are used in their production. 

16.06.2020

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.

04.12.2019

Finland’s first worksite cyclist is now mobile

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.

06.06.2019

New, unique heat pump utilising sea water heat to be built in Vuosaari

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.

04.04.2019

Sinnemäki inaugurates Helen’s underground heating and cooling plant

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.

31.08.2018

Cooling demand in Helsinki at a record level, underground reservoirs are utilised

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.

27.07.2018

New underground heating and cooling plant utilises waste heat

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.

13.06.2018

High temperatures raise cooling consumption to record levels in Helsinki

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.

31.05.2018

Energy-efficient urban homes designed for the first SunZeb city block

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.

01.12.2017

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