Mannheim, May 14, 2013
Mercedes-Benz plant in Rastatt with new CCHP plant using MWM gas engines
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.