36 Building connections
An important requirement was to keep the existing circuits in service for as long as possible during the installation of the new network. Deruyter explains, "That's why we first installed the new main pipes, then the individual main stations, and finally made the connection to the gas installation. In total, we installed 40 connections to substations, 36 building connections, and the connection to the heating installation. Finally, we subjected the entire installation to a pressure test at 8 bar for 2 hours. This required a volume of over 100 cubic meters of water. Throughout the project, around ten Equans employees were active on site daily from 2020 to early 2023."
With this renovation and optimization of the heating network, Defence has taken a significant step towards energy efficiency and improved comfort at the Majoor Housiau barracks in Belgium.