In China, the basic principle of urban heating systems is to use district heating integrated with other heating methods. The purpose is not only to save energy and protect the environment, but also to enhance the residents’ quality of life in a sustainable way. Against this backdrop, district heating is also gaining awareness among heating companies, associations and universities. To showcase the Swedish know-how within the district heating field, a China-Sweden District Energy Roadshow was successfully held in Yantai on 18th Sep. and in Beijing on 19th Sep. 2019.
During the roadshow, Mr. Henrik Rietz presented the district heating technology in Sweden and the typical SWEP solutions used in the market there. There were an estimated 200 attendees taking part in this event to share and exchange district heating technologies and experiences with each other. The goal for this interaction and sharing of practices was to work together for a better Swedish-based heating concept that can be applied within China in the future.
One of the best successes to come out of this China-Sweden heating dialogue was the signed, strategic cooperation agreement between SWEP and Enclean Technology Limited which took place on September 20th at the Embassy of Sweden in China.
Enclean Technology Limited is a heating service provider located in Beijing, China which has energy efficiency management as one of its core values. The company also has a clear ambition to further develop their technical equipment and services more efficiently in order to move towards a greener future in all that they do. Enclean is fully in line with the products and technologies that are offered and supplied by SWEP so the partnership makes perfect sense.
This strategic agreement between SWEP and Enclean is signed under the frameworks of three different memorandums listed below between ministries and administrations in the Kingdom of Sweden and the People’s Republic of China:
- Memorandum of Understanding about Energy cooperation
- Sweden – China Energy Cooperation Action Plan
- Memorandum of Understanding on Sustainable Urban Development Cooperation
Mr. Henrik Rietz (Global Systems Sales Manager - SWEP) and Mr. Wang Xin (President - Enclean Technology Limited) signed the agreement on behalf of each company. “I strongly believe that these shared ambitions, values and memorandums together works as a solid platform for a long and prosperous cooperation between SWEP and Enclean.” Mr. Henrik Rietz commented after the ceremony. Mr. Wang Xin also expressed his expectation for the collaboration by adding, “ Through mutual cooperation and communication, Enclean is confident in implementing a heating model that is smart, green, and energy-saving in China to improve our residents’ living quality without harming our climate and environment.”
The signing ceremony was witnessed by Ms. Helena Sångeland (Swedish Ambassador, Embassy of Sweden), Mr. Magnus Carnwall (Energy Counsellor, Embassy of Sweden), and leaders from both SWEP and Enclean Technology. The ambassador and energy counselor expressed their pleasure in being a part of this event and spoke of their hope that the cooperation will develop even further above the level of the two companies and contribute to the overall technical and economic dialogue between the two countries represented in the years to come.