German drive solutions company Voith Turbo has undertaken a major energy efficiency programme at its Garching plant in Bavaria.
The company has set itself the goal of reducing energy consumption at the plant by 20 per cent by the end of the 2017/18 financial year.
Voith Turbo board member Bodo Klein said that at Voith, “sustainability and the responsible use of resources are part of the company philosophy”.
To plan the programme, Voith enlisted E.ON’s energy solutions arm E.ON Connecting Energies, which spent almost a year analysing the plant before launching the energy saving programme yesterday.
E.ON says that the project “will deliver savings of more than 40 per cent in the energy costs arising from the building’s technical installations”.
“At the same time, CO2 emissions will be reduced by around 1000 tonnes a year. The savings will be achieved both through reductions in gas use for space heating as well as energy efficiency measures for ventilation systems and pumps.”
ECT chief executive Robert Hienz said: “The project shows how an integrated overall concept tailored to the customer can achieve significantly greater energy savings than a conventional approach.”