80 million euro orders in German care sector
* Energy saving contract LVR-Klinik Bonn continued: savings without investments
* Imtech is more and more often acting as technology partner in German care sector
Gouda - Imtech (technical services provider in Europe) and the LVR Clinic Bonn (LVR-Klinik Bonn) have agreed to continue their collaboration in the field of energy savings for a period of 10 years. With this agreement the successful partnership for energy savings by means of energy management and an ultra efficient technological energy infrastructure will lead to a sequel. The contract represents a total value of 25 million euro. At the same time, Imtech is more and more often acting as a successful technology partner in the German care sector. Recently, Imtech has obtained several middle size and big orders with a total value of 55 million euro.
René van der Bruggen, CEO of Imtech: ‘The German energy market is an important growth market for Imtech. Imtech, with its broad offering of energy services and specific technology, is focusing on the optimisation of energy performance. Imtech is capable of accepting total responsibility for the supply, maintenance and management of all energy installations on a multi-year basis. Imtech also uses its innovative technology to integrate the entire energy process in business and manufacturing processes. All the operational systems and processes are analysed and optimised. The result is not only improved efficiency but also considerable cost and energy savings. This approach has led to success, among others in the care sector.’
Continuation of energy saving contract LVR-Klinik Bonn
The energy-contracting project for the LVR Clinic Bonn was launched in 1999 with the involvement of the NRW energy agency and is the biggest efficiency project to date in the German care sector. The LVR Clinic Bonn is a clinic for the Rhineland Regional Council specialised in psychiatry, psychotherapy, addiction and neurology with a total of 834 in-patient and day-patient beds. Thanks to the project, the reduction of CO2 emissions amounts to 35,000 tons so far. On average, energy consumption decreased by more than 30% compared to reference year 1998.
The installed power block units are a shining example of the sensible use of cogeneration. These units covers the clinic’s basic heating and power load and provides air conditioning in the summer through high-tech absorption technology. The contract extension will give the required planning reliability to make upcoming investments in the technology set up possible. These investments will be paid back by creating (additional) energy savings. The LVR Clinic Bonn will thus continue to benefit from highly efficient, cost-effective energy supply without a need for investment. The clinic’s power and heat prices have been negotiated to a fixed price for the next four years after contract signing. The LVR Clinic Bonn thus has the desired planning reliability in times of volatile energy markets and increasingly shrinking hospital budgets. At the same time, thanks to the current attractive energy purchasing prices, the clinic is able to achieve a cost advantage of almost 20% for its overall energy costs.
Imtech as technology partner in German care sector
The care sector is increasingly demanding specific technologies that meet the most stringent hygiene and safety demands. More and more often Imtech is acting as the professional technology partner for this sector. This is apparent from the numerous orders from renowned (university) hospitals, which have included the upgrading of medical clinics in Stuttgart, Kaiserslautern, Aachen and Kirchheim-Nürtingen and hospitals in Neunkirchen and the Schwarzwald-Baar clinic. In more and more instances Imtech is also taking responsibility for the IT infrastructure. An exceptional co-operation between the medical faculty at the Eberhard-Karls University in Tübingen, the Tübingen university clinic and Imtech’s own R&D centre resulted in new technology for experimental operations and ergonomic applications in which there is considerable interest.
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