Important environmental benefits are realised thanks to the ECLUSE network. The main issue is reduced CO2 emissions.
By connecting to the heating network, the participating companies are able to replace their gas-fired boilers entirely or in part. Because one plant will provide steam instead of each individual company operating its own boiler, power efficiency increases in general. What’s more, the companies are guaranteed a cost-effective energy supply in the long term.
The annual CO2 emission which is avoided has been calculated to be approximately 100,000 tonnes. This is similar to the CO2 savings realised by 50 standard 2.3 MW wind turbines. Other emissions, like nitric oxide and dust, will also drop. So in one fell swoop, the Waasland Port became much greener.