The steam departs the waste-to-energy plant via a specially laid network of insulated pipes to five companies in the surrounding area:
- Ineos Phenol
- Lanxess Belgium
- Monument Chemical
- Ashland Specialties Belgium
The steam is transported at a constant pressure of about 40 bar and a temperature of about 400°C.
The hot water returns via a condensation pipe back to Indaver and SLECO where it is reused. The condensation pipe first supplies heat to the DP World offices. The entire pipe network is about 5 kilometre in length of which the largest part is above ground (± 4 kilometres).
You can find more detailed information about ECLUSE on the project website.