Projects

Horizon Solutions is working on, or has been working on the following projects:

Assessment CHP at sewage water treatment plant Emmen [2014]

Horizon Solutions B.V. has received the order from Waterschap Vechtstromen to asses the CHP installation located at sewage water treatment plant Emmen due to uncertainties about safely operating the installation. Horizon Solutions B.V. identified the problems of the equipment and reported the findings to the customer.

Assessment CHP’s at sewage water treatment plants Hengelo and Enschede [2014]

Horizon Solutions B.V. has received the order from Waterschap Vechtstromen to asses the CHP installations on both sewage water treatment plant Hengelo as well as Enschede due to uncertainties about safely operating the two plants. Horizon Solutions B.V. identified the problems of the equipment and in collaboration with Eliquo Water & Energy BV made the necessary adjustments to the installations. After the positive completion of the testing protocol, the two CHP installations were released for safe and reliable operation.

Business case waste heat utilization De Wildert [2014]

In cooperation with the municipality Dongen and Ardagh Glass Dongen Horizon Solutions B.V. researched the the possibility of exploiting residual heat from industrial area De Wildert to houses or other users (swimming pool) in the city Dongen.

Yanmar [2013]

Confidential

Business case PV systems HDSR [2013]

Regional Water Authority HDSR is researching the possibility to increase the sustainable energy use of its organization. One of the options is to install solar energy systems.
The Regional Water Authority already researched this option and composed a business case. Horizon Solutions BV received the order to validate this business case.

Tender specification replacement CHP unit RWZI Utrecht [2013]

From Regional Water Authority HDSR Horizon Solutions BV received the order to  design and develop, together with Witteveen+Bos, a functional tender specification for the replacement and long-term maintenance of one of the, Brons gas engine based, CHP units at the Sewage Water Treatment Plant Utrecht. The order was granted to the Lek/Habo group based in Bodegraven. The new CHP unit has been commissioned in march 2014 and subsequently ownership was transferred to the Regional Water Authority HDSR.

Tender specification replacement CHP unit RWZI Elburg [2013]

Horizon Solutions has received the order to design and develop a functional tender specification, for the construction and long-term maintenance for the replacement of the outdated CHP unit at Sewage Water Treatment Plant Elburg. The order also includes the procurement (through Tenderned) and awarding procedure of this project.

HDSR TDH Nieuwegein [2012]

Horizon Solutions acts as technical advisor for Hoogheemraadschap De Stichtse Rijnlanden during the contracting of a Thermal Pressure Hydrolysis unit at the sewage water treatment plant of Nieuwegein.

Energiebalans Weg van de Toekomst Oss [2012]

Requested by ProN329 (Ballast Nedam/van Gelder), Horizon Solutions BV performed a design control on the solar energy installation, which is designed for “the Road of the Future” in Oss, the Netherlands.

Realisation of a 5th CHP unit at the sewage watertreatment plant in Apeldoorn [2012]

Horizon Solutions has received the order to design and develop a functional tender specification, for the construction and long-term maintenance of a 5th CHP unit at Sewage Water Treatment Plant Apeldoorn. The order also includes the procurement of this installation and project management during the implementation phase.

Stowa gasification research [2012]

STOWA (foundation of applied research in water management) has asked Horizon Solutions BV to set up a research program to investigate the possibilities of supercritical gasification versus supercritical oxidation of sewage sludge. It also asked to set up a program to further investigate the economic feasibility of the combination of thermal sludge digestion, drying of the sludge and conventional gasification.

Project development solar energy systems (PV) [2011]

Horizon Solutions received an order by Typhoon Infra to develop several solar energy systems (PV).

Typhoon Offshore [2011]

For the purpose of a 600 MW offshore windfarm, Horizon Solutions carries out a market scan and consultation for available turbine suppliers and technologies and eventually makes a windturbine selection for the offshore windfarm.

Bagua Welness [2011]

Horizon Solutions receives an order to investigate the possible use of waste heat, coming from landfill gas fueled gas engines and use it for heating a sauna. The technological and economical aspects have been evaluated. Due to problems in financing the projects, the sauna has not yet been realized.

Feasibility study of heat recovery from ventilation air [2010]

Horizon Solutions carries out a feasibility study on the Oxycom concept. This concept can lead to significant savings in energycosts in de build environment. The feasibility study considered the technological aspects of the system, possible markets, both foreign and domestic and the possibilities of application in both residential and commercial buildings. The results have been presented to the client.

Bio Golden Raand [2010]

Eneco Energy asked Horizon Solutions to participate in the core team of Eneco, which is responsible for the project development and procurement of a biomass-fired energy plant in Delfzijl (see also the 2005 projects). The works comprise the design and development of the tender specifications for the construction of a biomass-fired power plant to supply green power to approximately 120.000 houses. On february 1, 2014 the Eneco Bio Golden Raand has been opened officially. The plant is the largest and most efficient biomass-fired plant in the Benelux.

Project manager CHP in agriculture [2010, 2011, 2012]

Horizon Solutions BV assists GE Jenbacher Netherlands with the placement of CHP units in the agricultural sector. The activities include full project management of the placement of CHP units such as buying, drafting P&ID’s, PFD’s en drawings. Also site management on location, all in name of GE Jenbacher.

The EnergyFactory [2011, 2012]

This order consists of a market consultation, viewing the possibilities of applying the EnergyFactory on behalf of Hoogheemraadschap De Stichtse Rijnlanden. The EnergyFactory contains a Thermal Pressure Hydrolysis of sewage sludge, which increases the production of biogas from the fermentation process. The remaining sludge will be dried and gasified. The gas that is produced will be burnt in a gasengine and converted to electricity and heat. In order to create a solid business case for the EnergyFactory at the Nieuwegein Sewage Waste Treatment Plant, Horizon Solutions has carried out a market consultation in which al possible alternatives were researched and assessed.

Design, development of the tender specifications, procurement and project management for the construction of a new CHP unit for RWZI Utrecht [2010]

This order consists of the design, development of the functional tender specifications, including delivery contracts, for the construction and maintenance of a CHP unit. It also includes the procurement of the installation and project management at the Sewage Waste Treatment Plant for Hoogheemraadschap De Stichtse Rijnlanden.

Quick Scan energy facility open-air swimming pool [2010]

Horizon Solutions BV has performed a quick scan of the potential reduction of energy usage of the open-air swimming pool. This study is necessary for a large renovation is planned and the energy consumption stands in the way of the renovation at this time. According to Trias Energetica and the use of alternative energy production such as heatpumps and solarpanels, a plan has been created for the energy facility of the new pool.

Optimizing energy system for a paper mill [2010]

This research is conducted for our client Crown van Gelder following a study on the use waste heat in the paper production sector. From previous optimizations the client concluded that there is a lack of coherency between optimizations of different parts of the production process. Horizon Solutions BV investigates the energy system of the different production processes and verifies or completes these in order to achieve an optimization of the entire process.

De Beljaart in Dongen [2009, 2010, 2011, 2012]

Horizon Solutions assists the municipality of Dongen with the building of a new residential area. The project contains the delivery of heat, cold and hot water to houses through a local energy infrastructure. The heat, cold and hot water are being delivered to the houses through a high efficient generation system consisting of heatpumps and back up boilers on gas. During multiple phases of construction, Horizon Solutions supported her client in many technical fields such as, Energy Performance Calculations, failure analyses, thermographic measurements and energy use analysis of individual houses.

Biomass powerplant Energy Xpress Zeeland Seaports [2009]

Horizon Solutions, in co-operation with Ecofys, supports I-Res with performing a quick scan of a location for a 5 MWe biomass powerplant in Terneuzen. The work of Horizon Solutions BV consists of making yield calculations and providing technical information.

Yanmar [2009]

Confidential.

Project management powerplant ‘De Rotterdam’ [2009]

Eneco Energy asked Horizon Solutions BV to do project management for a cooling plant and biomass CHP unit that is placed in the building called ‘De Rotterdam’ (the vertical city) in Rotterdam. Next to project management Horizon Solutions BV also executed basic engineering and permit applications for the cooling plant and the CHP unit. The power plants have been tendered by means of functional tender specifications for the construction and maintenance of the installations, drafted by Horizon Solutions BV. Water from the river Maas is used for the cooling plant. The entire building is being build in conformity with the requirements set by the municipality of Rotterdam and has an ‘A’ score on the Greencalc scale.

Project management New Orléans [2009]

Eneco Energy also asked to do project management for the cooling plant that is built in de basement of a building called New Orléans in the Wilhelmina pier in Rotterdam. The cooling plant delivers cold to the entire building, for which it uses compression chillers that are fed by water from the river Maas. Particularly interesting about this project is the design of the withdrawel of water from the river to feed the compression chillers. In order to be able to withdraw water from the river, Horizon Solutions BV designed three wells that are fully integrated in the embankment. Also getting the permits, managing the realization of the wells and putting them into service was part of the order.

Project management Mediapark [2009]

In an order by ‘Essent Warmte’, Horizon Solutions BV does project management for the conversion of the Heat-Cold-Power plant at the Mediapark in Hilversum. De work consists of managing the conversion of the tri-generation plant.

Project management Kroonenburg [2008]

The Project Koonenburg in Zaandam, the Netherlands is managed by Horizon Solutions, as asked by Eneco Energy. A thermal solar installation is being placed on top of this care institution. For heating and cooling purposes a heat and cold storage in the ground is used. Horizon Solutions BV carries out project management for the entire project in an order from Eneco Energy.

Waste heat utilization opportunities Van Houtum [2008]

This research for Van Houtum Paper is conducted as a result of a general study towards waste heat utilization possibilities in the paper production industry. Previous research has shown that there are possible savings in energy. In this assignment Horizon Solutions BV looks at the possible use of waste heat from the exhaustgas heat exchanger, the optimization of the heatsystem around the degasser, the use of low pressure steam for the disperging installation, the pre-heating of natural gas by waste heat and the possible use of the steam saved as injection for the gas turbine.

Database configuration assessment performance of heat pumps [2008]

Eneco Energy asked to create a database for the assessment of the performance of heat pumps that are installed at various locations. The monthly consumption is brought into the database after which the data can be filtered and presented by project or type of heat pump. The goal of the database is to signal malfunctioning early on and even before a user encountered actual problems. These malfunctions can be derived from the use of energy by the heat pumps in relation to the amount of degree-days during the previous period.

Market study wind assets Westland Energy Services [2008]

Westland Energy Services asked Horizon Solutions to write a business plan for acquiring a number of wind energy assets. (Content is confidential).

Project assistance Westland Energy Services [2008]

Horizon Solutions assists Westland Energy Services in reducing the backlog in replying to customers regarding the entering into CHP contracts. The work consists of the translation from customer requests into concrete offers to farmers about the entering of CHP contract by using models and calculating modules.

Waste heat utilization opportunities in the paper industry [2008]

Cumae asked Horizon Solutions to conduct research the waste heat utilization opportunities in the paper industry originating from the co-operation between the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Dutch Paper and Cardboard Industry. The assignment consists of the development of a global utilization plan that describes the use of waste heat flows. The Knowledge Center of Paper and Cardboard (KCPK) supervises the study.

Development of the tender specifications for a housing project with individual heat pumps for ENECO Rotterdam [2008]

This order consists of the development of the tender specifications, delivery and maintenance contracts for 15 years of heat pump based heating systems, which are exploited by ENECO. Groups of homes are connected to an open or closed well that functions as heat source.

The guidance of centralized energy purchasing [2007]

Sovak asked Horizon Solutions to guide the centralized purchase of energy for Sovak. Because of a change of the law, Sovak is now responsible for the cost of energy themselves. Sovak expects to achieve a benefit by combining the purchase of energy for all 70 locations. Horizon Solutions BV guides Sovak during through the entire process.

Market introduction air-water heat pump [2007]

Daikin asked Horizon Solutions BV to do a SWOT-analysis of the Altherma air-water heat pump, which is suitable for providing both heat and cold. With the reported findings, Daikin Netherlands will formulate a targeted marketing approach for successfully introducing the Altherma heat pump onto the Dutch market.

Energy savings research for 9 sewage water treatment plants [2007]

For the acquirement of environmental permits for the sewage water treatment plants of Lopik, Oudewater, Montfoort, Zeist, Breukelen, Bunnik, Houten, De Meern and Driebergen of the Regional Water Authority HDSR, Horizon Solutions drafts the energy management plan for each plant. Each management plan includes de process description of the plant, lists the possible energy savings and includes a measure and registration methodology.

Energy savings research sewage water treatment plant in Harderwijk [2007]

For the acquirement of environmental permits for the sewage water treatment plant in Harderwijk of the Regional Water Authority Veluwe, Horizon Solutions drafts the energy management plan. The management plan includes de process description of the plant, lists the possible energy savings and includes a measure and registration methodology.

Energy savings research sewage water treatment plant in Apeldoorn [2007]

For the acquirement of environmental permits for the sewage water treatment plant in Apeldoorn of the Regional Water Authority Veluwe, Horizon Solutions drafts the energy management plan. The management plan includes de process description of the plant, lists the possible energy savings and includes a measure and registration methodology.

Second opinion biomass gasification plant [2007]

Bavin asked Horizon Solutions BV to give a second opinion of a biomass gasification plant that is to be placed at Nedmag in Veendam. Among other things, the work consists of the evaluation of the engineering choices, the amount of biomass and the effect on the environment. Also Horizon Solutions BV assesses the offers on their completeness in accordance with the tender and the price-level of the offers. The results of this second opinion will be reported to the client. In addition, Horizon Solutions BV played a part in the negotiations of the EPC contract.

Project assistance “smart meter” in housing project [2007]

Eneco Energy is assisted by Horizon Solutions to start up a new housing project called “smart electricity meter”. De work consist of the leading of and consulting with Eneco Energy’s internal parties for drafting a roadmap on the implementation of “smart electricity meters”.

Design, development of the tender specifications, procurement and project management for the construction of a new CHP unit for RWZI Veenendaal [2006]

This order consists of the design, development of the functional tender specifications, including delivery contracts, for the construction and maintenance of a CHP unit. It also includes the procurement of the installation and project management at the Sewage Water Treatment Plant for Regional Water Authority Vallei & Eem.

Energy savings research Sewage Water Treatment Plant Maarsenbroek [2006]

For the acquirement of environmental permits for the sewage water treatment plant in Maarsenbroek of the Regional Water Authority HDSR, Horizon Solutions drafts the energy management plan. The management plan includes de process description of the plant, lists the possible energy savings and includes a measure and registration methodology.

Projectleader CHP agricultural industry [2006 - 2009]

Horizon Solutions BV assists GE Jenbacher Netherlands with the placement of CHP units in the agricultural sector. The activities include full project management of the placement of CHP units such as buying, drafting P&ID’s, PFD’s en drawings. Also site management on location, all in name of GE Jenbacher.

Investigation on the reliability of the CHP unit at Friesland Foods in Leeuwarden [2006]

Friesland Foods asked Horizon Solutions BV to conduct a investigation on the reliability of the CHP unit. Friesland Foods in Leeuwarden has had several failures of the CHP unit that caused the production process to come to a standstill. Failures that have a direct influence on the corporate processes, since steam supply is being interrupted. Horizon Solutions BV is asked to come up with a set of improvements of the CHP unit.

Development of tender specifications and project management of a biogas treatment facility on the Sewage Water Treatment Plant in Nieuwegein [2006]

This order from HDSR consists of the development of the functional tender specifications and project management of the realization of a biogas treatment facility on the sewage water treatment plant in Nieuwegein.

Design, development of the tender specifications for the construction of a biomass-fired power plant to supply electricity to the aluminum plant in Delfzijl Aldel [2005]

Evelop BV asked Horizon Solutions BV to design and develop functional tender specifications, manage the acquiring of permits and the project development, procurement and maintenance of a 50 MWe biomass-fired energy plant that is being built next to the existing Aldel aluminum plant in Delfzijl.

Second opinion, feasibility study CHP unit in a retirement home [2005]

For ASOZ in Houten a second opinion has been conducted on the integration of a CHP unit on top of a retirement home in Heerewegen. Due to the renovation and expansion of the retirement home the connected load will differ. Horizon examined the sensibility of increasing the capacity of the CHP in order to save on energy costs.

Project assistance on a utility heat pump project [2005]

Horizon Solutions BV assists Eneco Energy on the completion of the heat pump project called “De Meerpaal” in Houten. De work consists of making sure all suppliers complete all their work, draft a plan for the restoration of damage. It also includes the draft of a testing protocol that will demonstrate the correct working of the system.

Quick scan of the possible re-use of a heat recovery steam generator [2005]

Farmkracht VOF, a joint venture of Farmfrites and Eneco, asked to study the possibilities of re-using the heat recovery steam generator of Farmkracht’s combined heat and power plant, after the joint venture has ceased to exist and the gas turbine has been decommissioned.

Design, development of the tender specifications, procurement and project management for the construction of a new CHP unit for RWZI de Meern [2005]

This order consists of the design, development of the functional tender specifications, including delivery contracts, for the construction and maintenance of a CHP unit. It also includes the procurement of the installation and project management at the Sewage Water Treatment Plant for the Regional Water Authority HDSR.

Reclaiming of too much paid energy taxes [2005]

For our client, the Regional Water Authority of Zeeuws Vlaanderen, Horizon Solutions BV reclaims too much paid energy taxes, paid by the Regional Water Authority on the electricity bill. The underlying reason of this order is the decision by the government on 10 oktober 2003, nr. CPP2003/2395M. In this decision it is approved that a number of real estate properties may be combined, which results in the sum of electricity use from these properties. This results in a lower tax and will be reclaimed by Horizon Solutions BV.

Energy savings research Sewage Water Treatment Plant Heerde [2005]

For the acquirement of environmental permits for the sewage water treatment plant in Heerde of the Regional Water Authority Veluwe, Horizon Solutions drafts the energy management plan. The management plan includes de process description of the plant, lists the possible energy savings and includes a measure and registration methodology.

Energy savings research in de paper production industry [2004]

Under the current environmentally license, this research is conducted for our client ‘De Paauw Recycling’. The study aims to draw up an inventory of energy uses within the corporation, to define energy saving measures and setting up an energy management system.

Market introduction micro CHP [2004]

For an international company that offers a wide variety of engines, Horizon Solutions BV drafted a proposition on how a micro CHP unit is to be made fit for the introduction on the European market and which steps need to be undertaken in order to come to a successful introduction.

Recommendation for optimizing the use of the CHP unit at the sewage water treatment plant in Breukelen [2004]

This order consists of the recommendation for optimizing the use of the CHP unit at the Sewage Water Treatment Plant in Breukelen.

Optimization of thermal solar collectors [2004]

Our client Itho asked Horizon Solutions BV to do research on the possible technical en economical optimizations with the objective to obtain an installed thermal solar collector that is both technical and economical optimized.

Development of the tender specifications, procurement and project management for the construction of a new CHP unit for RWZI Nieuwegein [2003]

This order consists of the development of the functional tender specifications, including delivery contracts, for the construction and maintenance of a CHP unit. It also includes the procurement of the installation and project management at the Sewage Water Treatment Plant in Nieuwegein for the Regional Water Authority HDSR.

Development of tender specifications for the construction of a new CHP unit in a district heating installation by ENECO Rotterdam [2003]

This order consists of the development of tender specifications, delivery contracts and maintenance for a period of 15 years of a CHP unit to be used for ENECO’s district heating in Rotterdam.

Development of the tender specifications for the construction of a new CHP unit for RWZI Utrecht [2003]

This order consists of the development of the tender specifications, including delivery contracts, for the construction of a CHP unit at the Sewage Water Treatment Plant in Utrecht for the Regional Water Authority HDSR.

Design and co-ordination of the construction of a legionella disinfection plant for NAM [2003]

This order consists of the design and co-ordination of the construction of a disinfection plant, to be placed on a platform of the NAM (Dutch Oil Co.) with the intention of making the (cold) drinking water free of legionella.

Set-up thermal solar industry in Armenia [2002]

Our client ZEN asked Horizon Solutions to set-up a thermal solar producer in Armenia and coordinate the set-up of a production and installation facility for thermal solar. This assignment is part of the PSO program, which is set-up by the Dutch government with the intent of introducing thermal solar in Armenia.

Market research collective heatsupply [2002]

This research is conducted in cooperation with consultancy firm ENCON, commissioned by NOVEM and with the intent to obtain an inventory of the initiatives on the Dutch market that are being taken to develop collective (renewable) heatsupply systems. Part of the inventory is to sum up the bottlenecks the party’s involved face.

Study towards the replacement of biogas fueled CHP units at HDSR [2002]

This study intents to determine the most effective replacement of the existing biogas fueled CHP units for the Regional Water Authority HDSR. Several options have been evaluated on Return on Investment, environmental impact and operational security. This study has been conducted at the sewage water treatment plants in Nieuwegein and Utrecht.

Coordination of the execution of a deliverycontract of 10.000 m2 thermal solar collectors in collective housing and care [2002]

his order consists of the representation of our client Itho-Van Der Beyl at potential clients for the placement of collective solar energy systems. The coordination comprises the entire process from first customer contacts up to the delivery of a working thermal solar installation.

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