Engineering Orders Bilfinger VAM Receives New Orders from the Energy Industry
In July 2013, Bilfinger VAM Anlagentechnik received new orders from the energy sector in the total amount of approximately €30 million. They include the engineering and construction of the pressure piping system for a hydroelectric power plant in Peru as well as the design and construction of two district heating accumulators at two different locations in Germany.
Frankfurt/Germany, Wels/Austria – The Bilfinger Industrial Technologies subsidiary is carrying out its first hydroelectric power project in South America for Enersur, an energy supplier in Peru. In addition to engineering, Bilfinger VAM Anlagentechnik is also manufacturing, installing and coating the piping for a total of approx. 2,700 tons of pressure pipes with a diameter of 1.9 meters.
As a particular result of the challenging geological conditions of the mountains, the Peruvian energy supplier drew on the expertise of the Bilfinger company from Wels, Austria. The engineering is already in progres. In November, the first pipes will be delivered and installed at the construction site; at the end of 2014, all works will be finished.
In Germany, Bilfinger VAM Anlagentechnik received two new orders at power plant sites in Nuremberg and Lünen: the company is operating as a general contractor on behalf of N-Ergie Kraftwerke and is responsible for the construction of a new dual zone heating store as well as for the district heating station of the Trianel Kohlekraftwerk Lünen. The service offering ranges from basic and detail engineering, including the responsibility for container and piping processes, as well as construction and EI&C engineering, through to technical building equipment.
Since the beginning of the year, Bilfinger VAM Anlagentechnik has received orders for district heating accumulator projects with a volume of €30 million in Germany alone. The company has thereby positioned itself in the German energy market as a solutions provider for the design and construction of accumulators. In addition to these projects, Bilfinger VAM serves clients such as Fernwärme Ulm (district heating-pressure accumulator and expansion tank), the city of Bochum's public utility company (Hiltrop heating power plant) and the city of Munich's public utility company (Freimann heating power plant).
“We are currently recording growing interest among our clients for our district heating accumulator expertise as the operators of modern power plants have been posed the challenge of utilizing electricity from renewable energies,” says Gerhard Schmidt, CEO of Bilfinger Industrial Technologies.