Canadian Consulting Engineer

A.D. Williams contributing to district heating in Taiyuan, China

A.D. Williams Engineering of Edmonton has a contract to engineer and provide equipment for a district heating syste...

November 25, 2003   Canadian Consulting Engineer

A.D. Williams Engineering of Edmonton has a contract to engineer and provide equipment for a district heating system in Taiyuan city in the Shanxi Province of China. Shanxi province lies southwest of Beijing.
“Most of the 1.83 million people living in the city heat their apartments using coal-fired stoves,” said Robert Pitour, vice-president of A.D. Williams Engineering’s International Division. “The central heating project we’re designing will serve over 30,000 households. Not only will it deliver reliable heat to homes and offices, it will also greatly reduce air and water pollution in that city.”
Pitour was involved in all the negotiations and was on hand for the official signing in October in China. Also present was the Taiyuan mayor and 17 civic officials, as well as representatives of the Government of Alberta with the Canadian Embassy in China.
A.D. Williams is the only non-Chinese company involved with a project that will supply heat to approximately 3.2 million square metres of residential and office buildings in the provincial capital. The Canadian portion is to cost $5 million and involves designing and assembling 41 heat exchanger modules, which will be mostly assembled in Canada. The total project is expected to take two years to complete and will cost $25 million.


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