Malvik municipality, represented by Tom André Havnes, is the project owner and administratively responsible for the project. Tom André works with the development of construction projects in the municipality.
Malvik municipality is concerned with building the most sustainable buildings possible. To achieve this, it is necessary to increase the competence on how to utilize geothermal energy from soil deposits in an optimal way, preferably in combination with other energy sources.
NGI Trondheim is the project manager on behalf of Malvik municipality and responsible research partner in the project. Sondre Gjengedal will be the project manager. He completed his PhD with a dissertation on the utilization of groundwater for heating and cooling for buildings in the centre of Melhus.
In addition to Sondre Gjengedal (hydrogeologist), Dr. Priscilla Paniagua (geotechnical engineer) and Senior Engineer Sølve Hov (eotechnical engineer) will be active in the project. NGI will contribute with expertise in geotechnical engineering, foundations, geology (both rock and soil) and methods for ground investigations, as well as sustainability assessment.
The project group is complementary composed:
- WINNS AS (by Erik Morset) plans and installs climate-neutral and cost-saving energy systems using CO2 technology and heat pump systems
- Fundamentering AS (by Jon Endre Flåtten) is a construction company that specializes in piles, sheet piling and foundation. They are interested in developing new products where it is conceivable that piles or sheet pile walls can also be used to extract ground heat
- Noranergy AS (by Wilhelm Huus-Hansen) operates seasonal storage of solar heat that enables local release of large amounts of electric power. There is a strong focus on cost-benefit assessments in BEAR, and it is absolutely necessary that ground heat from loose materials is a stable energy source at the same time as the solution is competitive on price. To achieve this, it is necessary to look at a combination of several energy sources as well as consider seasonal storage of heat