Mercedes-Benz plant in Rastatt with new CCHP plant using MWM gas engines
Mannheim, May 14, 2013
As part of its corporate strategy for sustainable automobile production, Daimler AG has opted for the commissioning of a third combined cooling heat and power plant (CCHP plant) at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Rastatt. The newly installed CCHP is operated with a MWM TCG 2032 V16 gas engine and generates 4 megawatts of thermal and 4 megawatts of electric power. Offering a degree of efficiency which is far above-average at more than 85 percent, the CHP plant represents “a further important contribution to both ecological and economic production”, said Peter Wesp, factory manager at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Rastatt manager.
CCHP plant installation with MWM gas engine TCG 2032 V16 at Mercedes-Benz plant in Rastatt. From right to left: Peter Wesp (factory manager), Hans Jürgen Pütsch (mayor of Rastatt) and Rolf Busch (project owner).
An additional absorber system with 2 MW cooling capacity for the combined heat, cooling and power (CCHP) also ensures year-round use of the trigeneration plant for production processes.
The mayor of Rastatt, Hans Jürgen Pütsch praised the investment of around four million euro for the CCHP plant as a “sustainable energy strategy” which will “also benefit Rastatt and the region as a whole”. In particular, the new CCHP will contribute to the further reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, added Pütsch.
Photo: Source and Copyright: Daimler AG, Stuttgart, Germany