18th January 2022

LuxEnergie: Turnkey and environmentally friendly energy for everyone!

With "Energy Contracting", LuxEnergie offers tailor-made, turnkey energy solutions that include not only the construction and financing of energy plants (with or without heat/cold networks), but also long-term operation. The customer is supplied with usable energy directly without having to rely upon extensive technical or administrative efforts. For more than 30 years, business customers such as municipalities, health care institutions, service and industrial companies have benefited from this service. With the development of new residential areas with central energy production facilities, this offer will now also become a reality for private customers. We interviewed Mr Paul Weis, Managing Director of LuxEnergie, to find out more about current and future projects.

LuxEnergie: A recognised player in the Luxembourg energy market

Mr Weis, would you please be so kind as to briefly outline for our readers the history of your company and its business orientation?

Sure, I would be happy to. For over 30 years, LuxEnergie has been offering innovative turnkey solutions in the energy sector that are efficient from both an economic and environmental point of view.

Among other things, the company produces heat, cold, emergency power, compressed air and steam.

The basic service the company offers is energy contracting, which, in addition to the planning, financing and construction of energy plants, also guarantees their optimal long-term operation. The contracts with maturities of 10 to 30 years include the supply of the power plants with primary energy, peak load management and 24/7 monitoring and emergency services.

Monitoring service

 

Wood gasifier

Since the company was founded, LuxEnergie has relied on the technology of combined heat and power generation, which allows cogeneration plants to simultaneously produce heat and electricity that is fed into the public grid. Combined production makes it possible to achieve high degrees of efficiency while also conserving resources.

While the primary energy has been mainly gas at the beginning, biomass has increasingly been used in both combined heat and power plants (CHP) and wood gasifiers in recent years. This displaces gas and significantly reduces CO2 emissions.

LuxEnergie's energy plants either supply heating and cooling networks that serve many customers with energy at the same time or cover the high energy requirements of individual buildings, such as supermarkets or care facilities.

LuxEnergie's headquarters in Luxembourg-Kirchberg

Of course, such projects require a reliable and recognised financial partner. And you decided on Spuerkeess for this?

A completely conclusive decision from the outset. LuxEnergie has been working with Spuerkeess for years to secure long-term financing for small or large energy plants. Spuerkeess offers high-quality, customised services that are complemented by comprehensive customer care and consulting.

Among others, the two major industrial projects in Kirchberg and Strassen are financed with the help of Spuerkeess.

The construction site in Strassen

This project in Strassen is a new biomass CHP plant that is in the final stages of the construction process. It will be commissioned at the beginning of 2022 and, with its 49.000 MWh/a, will supply around 140 buildings with heat load through a heat network extending from Strassen to Limpertsberg. This means that around 13.000 tonnes of CO2 are saved each year.

Key word “biomass”: Spuerkeess has recently introduced the “One Stop Shop” concept in order to fulfil its role as a “Transition Enabler” to advise its customers in terms of energy transition and related available government and private aid. A sometimes tedious, but equally worthwhile task.

After completion of the plant in Strassen, LuxEnergie will probably not remain at the status quo either, but will also continue to focus on environmentally-friendly forms of energy and thus tackle further projects in the near future, right?

Indeed. Currently, a further 8 energy plants, spread across the centre and south of the country, are in the planning phase. Some existing plants will be converted to biomass in the next few years.

CHP plants not only guarantee security of supply, but also take a big step forward in terms of carbon neutrality. In 2021 alone, LuxEnergie and its subsidiaries (Kiowatt, DataCenterEnergy, Airport-Energy) saved around 53.000 tonnes of CO2 with the energy plants.

A remarkable effort! Mr Weis, thank you very much for the interview.

 

 

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