WSP engineers innovative solutions for all project phases relating to district heating and cooling distribution systems to help clients harness renewable and waste energy sources, as well as reduce network operating costs, demand on grids, and GHG emissions.

WSP provides clients with flexible, comprehensive and customized solutions for all phases of district heating and cooling projects. We assess our clients’ needs and perform everything from strategic studies to detailed design and construction management of the pipeline network and client facilities, and advise on energy efficiency processes for those properties already connected to the district heating or cooling network. 

Every district heating project starts with a feasibility study. We perform audits, preliminary route planning for district heating systems, energy needs assessments, as well as economic appraisals. We evaluate the status of the entire distribution system, analyze risk and recommend measures to optimize operations and minimize potential heating failures.

Whether for the use of district heating or internal distribution from secondary networks, we perform energy consumption audits and propose measures to improve energy efficiency. We also provide audits and classification of existing facilities for both the heat supplier and the client.

We also determine pipeline routes, bearing in mind the sensitive natural and urban environments. Our experts have the knowledge and experience to design pipeline networks that pass under and over different types of existing infrastructure. They can also work with all generations of district heating pipes.  

WSP’s specialists can also provide support regarding tender documentation and contract negotiation, drafting and evaluation. Our experience in construction management, control and inspection includes complex multidisciplinary projects of all sizes. Furthermore, we support our clients in the commissioning phase, ensuring that everything is done right, and provide training for operational staff and maintenance technicians.