One of Europe‘s largest river heat pumps has been officially commissioned in Mannheim, Germany.
It is set to play a pivotal role in the district heating supply managed by Mannheim’s energy provider, MVV.
The scale of this river heat pump is considerable, resembling the size of a house.
The new river heat pump boasts a substantial thermal capacity of 20MW and an electrical capacity of 7MW.
Mayor of Mannheim Christian Specht stressed the significant role played by the river heat pump for the city and the broader region.
Mr Specht highlighted that expanding and decarbonising district heating is a crucial component of Mannheim’s ambitious plan to achieve climate neutrality.