(Source: Mayer & Cie.)
February 2022 is Mayer & Cie.’s target date for taking its 2 new natural gas-fired combined heat and power plants (CHPs) into service. Excavators were at work for over 6 months on-site and even outside the works site to carry out the preliminaries: connecting the different buildings to the gas line and the individual heating systems with each other. They were separate because the circular knitting machine manufacturer has grown and added to its facilities over the decades. The works site now covers an area of around 35,000 m².
It is expected that the combined heat and power plants with an output of 900 KW meet between 80 and 90%of the heating requirements of Mayer & Cie.’s Albstadt-Tailfingen works and its approximately 300 employees. The CHPs will also generate 50% of the electricity used and, in the summer months, 50% of the energy required for cooling.
Mayer & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG, Albstadt/Germany, is not only implementing its energy renovation as planned but has also won awards for doing so. Several years ago, Baden-Württemberg state government named the family company one of its Top 100 firms for resource efficiency.