Bosch provides Audi with heat
Through Stuttgart-based plant construction company Cofely Deutschland GmbH, Bosch Industriekessel GmbH received the order to supply two hot water boilers to the Audi plant in Neckarsulm. During the night of 11 - 12 September 2013, the time came for two heavy goods transporters carrying the type UT-HZ hot water boilers to set off from the Bosch plant in Gunzenhausen. Every year, Bosch Industriekessel delivers around 1,500 shell boiler systems to locations all over the world. This time, however, the 11-metre-long and 4.5-metre-wide steel colossuses each with a transportation weight of 96,000 kilograms reached their destination after a journey of around just 140 kilometres.
The nationwide invitation to tender for the project was made via the Audi Internet platform. Thanks to its comprehensive consultation, product and service quality, Bosch Industriekessel had the edge over a strong field of competitors. In addition, a Bosch hot water boiler has been in operation for around 3 years at Audi's Neckarsulm site, where it has impressed with its high efficiency and environmental friendliness. The car manufacturer has now once again opted for proven Bosch products to expand its heating supply system.
The two new boilers efficiently provide thermal and process heat for heating the buildings and halls as well as for vehicle production. A total thermal capacity of 66 megawatts is available. That is equivalent to a thermal capacity that would heat around 7,000 single family homes. Low-emission duoblock burners mean the boilers can be operated either with natural gas or light fuel oil. The boilers are controlled reliably and in an energy-saving manner by the intuitive touch-screen control BCO. Commissioning including the efficiency certification, trial run and supervision of the official acceptance of the boilers is to be performed by the customer service team at Bosch Industriekessel.