Geothermal usage at Villach Operational Centre Spittal


ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG.




Since September 2019


Energy consulting, feasibility study, submission, tender and execution design


Project objectives

The use of energy from renewable sources for the replacement workplaces of the Villach Operational Management Centre in Spittal/Drau.

Project description

The feasibility study investigated a range of energy sources such as groundwater, photovoltaic and the feeding of exhaust heat into the existing district heating grid. The client opted to use groundwater to air condition the building as well as a roof-mounted photovoltaic plant in order to meet a part of the building’s energy needs. The groundwater system was then put out to tender and designed in detail.

Project data

Power requirement for heating 162 kW, power requirement for cooling 230 kW, groundwater requirement 11.7 l/s

Project specifics

Hydrogeological investigations of ideal locations for the groundwater wells and temperature measurements were also carried out on behalf of the client.