Electric Heating by Danfoss ensures safety along the asphalt driveway in Turkey

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

By 2050 the world’s population is expected to reach 9.8 billion. Nearly 70 percent — 6.7 billion people — is projected to live in urban areas.
We in Electric Heating recognize that there’re "must" requirements to a modern city and we’re ready to make them realistic. Electric Heating plays an integral role in the deployment of solutions to meet the present and future challenges of big cities. 

Educated by lessons of the past and anticipating challenges of the future – one of such requirements we consider safety. Electric Heating is a good example demonstrating how to achieve it on the driveways.


The longest asphalt driveway - called “Protocol Road” - equipped with Electric Heating is located in Turkey, North Ankara. The electric heating was installed along this 3.3 km 2-directions (3 lines each) road connecting Ankara city center and the airport.

Electric Heating by Danfoss was chosen as sustainable modern technology to ensure safety on this long driveway during its reconstruction.

The outdoor electric heating system is fully flexible and functions automatically: it is switched on once the sensors detect low temperature and moisture and switched off after the surface is cleaned. This provides a cost-effective protection to the large area being most energy efficient solution for the asphalt frost protection. Managed by the high-end controller, the system is maintenance free.


The sustainable result was achieved: the outdoor electric heating system ensures safety for traffic area by efficient snow removal. It eliminates any needs to use machinery or manpower for cleaning the surface at the same time protecting environment against salting and antifreeze damages.

Project Overview:

Project size: 17 000 m²
Installed power: 6,7 MW
Products: ECsnow 30T - 245 km + ECtemp 850.
Year of implementation: 2012

Facts about Danfoss Electric Heating:

Electric Heating by Danfoss is energy efficient and environmentally friendly meeting your needs in various applications. It enables you great comfort and convenience whilst ensuring user friendly solutions with lasting effect and highest quality standards.

Electric heating solutions are supported by legislations in key European countries. Directives that are coming in force in the biggest European markets give the green light to the trend: use eco-friendly systems and new materials ensuring energy saving.