högforsgst district heating



HögforsGST has made an investment in Bithouse, a hardware and software development company based in Tampere, Finland. The investment is a natural continuation of the collaboration between HögforsGST's software development team and Bithouse, which has focused e.g. on the development of HögforsGST's Fiksu Control System.


HögforsGST is involved in the RESPONSE project, funded by the European Commission, which aims to create a strategic vision for the energy transition of smart cities towards climate neutrality by 2050. In order to realize this vision, RESPONSE strives to solve challenges related to energy security, affordability and environmental sustainability. RESPONSE is a project involving not only two lighthouse cities (Dijon and Turku) but also eight partner cities. RESPONSE is a part of the EU's Horizon 2020

HögforsGST has developed a new 3-step Mid-Cooling Connection for district heating substations, which differs from other commonly used connections. The 3-step connection improves the Delta T, which means that the new substation is significantly more energy efficient than existing district heating equipment.
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Although most of 2020's events were cancelled, we are happy to announce that Kaukolämpöpäivät and Finnbuild are running as planned. Kaukolämpöpäivät will be held in Jyväskylä at the end of August, whereas Finnbuild is scheduled for the beginning of October in Helsinki.
Construction work on HögforsGST's new factory has been completed on schedule and the new factory is now fully operational. The new factory adds 3,000 square meters of space, which allows for increased production capacity.

The old hospital environment of Kurjenlinna, built in the 19th century, is undergoing almost a complete transformation. The former hospital that was left to decay is currently being redeveloped for residential and office use, where history and state-of-the-art technology meet seamlessly.

The construction project for the new plant, which began in April 2019, has reached its final stage. HögforsGST's production facilities in Leppävirta will expand with a production area of ​​over 3,000 square meters, which will allow for increased production and increased investment in energy efficiency technology.

We have upgraded our Unis 25-2R, 100-2RF and 150-2RF substations to meet our customers’ high needs even better. Quality, reliability and improved operating ergonomics are at the heart of the upgrades. Our upgraded substations are now more robust to install, easier to handle and easier to maintain.


A new apartment building with 80 apartments and an old block of approximately 50 apartments will both consume about 1,000,000 euros worth of district heating over the next 20 years!


11.8.2020 -
District heating has been around for almost two centuries, during which it has developed into a primary way of heating urban homes. However, the current decade will revolutionize district heating in an unprecedented way, as the emergence of the fourth generation district heating will add intelligence as an integral part of district heating systems.
14.7.2020 - Åke Vikstedt
4GDH, Fourth Generation District Heating, is paving the way for more sustainable future. Read what Åke Vikstedt, our experienced expert in energy systems, has to say about the evolution of district energy!
10.6.2020 -
The third part of our blog series sheds some light on the district heating of the future: the 4th Generation District Heating or 4GDH. See what it's all about!
10.6.2020 -
The second part of our blog series discusses the present generation of district heating, also known as the 3rd generation
10.6.2020 -
This blog series takes you on a time travel from the early days of district heating to the present day, without forgetting the development that has taken place over the years. We also elaborate a bit on what the life of a heater, i.e. an ordinary city dweller, has been like during different generations of district heating. The first part of the blog series takes a look at history: how district heating systems came to be and how they evolved through 1880s to 1970s.