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Voith receives Energy Master Award 2014 in "Overall Concept" category from Berlin management network econique

By Wed, Jul 09, 2014

HEIDENHEIM, Germany, July 9, 2014 (Press Release) -Voith has ranked second and has been given the Energy Master Award 2014 in the category "Overall Concept" awarded by the Berlin management network econique. Voith receives the prize for a new hall at its Kunshan production site in China, which was built with a strong focus on energy-efficient construction.

The new Voith hall is economical and preserves energy and resources: about 98 percent of the waste generated during the construction is recycled; an energy-efficient combined heat and power plant generates alarge proportion of the required electricity from clean natural gas. The waste heat of the thermal power station is used for providing the essential process cooling through an absorption refrigerator. Compared with conventional construction schemes, the energy concept of the hall saves about EUR 2.3 million per year and reduces the contribution to global warming by an annual 7,800 tons of CO2. A modern small car would be able to drive around the world nearly 2,000 times with this amount.

As one of the very few industrial buildings in China the new building has already been awarded with the sustainability certification in gold of the LEED standard for green building design.

Voith Paper is a division of the Voith Group and the leading partner to and pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-saving products to reduce the use of energy, water, and fibers.

Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 43,000 people, generates € 5.7 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.

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