First ever Sustainability Award goes to ambitious ECLUSE project for heat distribution network

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First ever Sustainability Award goes to ambitious ECLUSE project for heat distribution network

November 21, 2016 - 00:00
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The ECLUSE project for a heat distribution network to replace the piecemeal energy supplies for chemical companies in the left bank area has won the first ever Sustainability Award presented by the Antwerp Port Community.

Once the ECLUSE project is operating at full capacity it will be one of the largest industrial heating clusters in Europe, supplying a good 10% of all “green” heat produced in Flanders. As such it will make a significant contribution towards achieving Belgium’s targets under the terms of the Paris climate treaty which came into force at the beginning of November.

The Sustainability Award is an initiative of Antwerp Port Authority, the Left Bank Development Corporation and VOKA-Alfaport (Chamber of Commerce). Since 2011 these players have been the main driving force behind the Sustainability Report published every two years by the Antwerp port community. The constant theme of this report is the port of Antwerp’s ambition to remain the leader in creating sustainable added value. As of this year this ambition is further emphasised with the biennial presentation of a Sustainability Award.