Karl-Ludwig Kley, Chairman of the Executive Board, Merck and Sigmar Gabriel, the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy have commissioned a new co-generation plant at Merck headquarters in Darmstadt. With its own energy stations, the company is securing the long-term generation of power, heating and cooling needed to manufacture its pharmaceutical and chemical high-tech products.
Merck is currently investing around € 27 million in the construction of two energy stations. Apart from the first station, which will supply energy to pharmaceutical production and research operations at the site, a further station is under construction that among others will meet the cooling requirements of the chemical plants and laboratories. Altogether, Merck is investing € 250 million in 2013 and 2014 in order to secure the future viability of the Darmstadt site within the scope of the ‘Fit for 2018’ transformation and growth programme.
“With the construction of our energy stations, we are not only investing in the Darmstadt location, we are also supporting the energy revolution in Germany,” said Kley at the commissioning of the new co-generation plant.
EP News Bureau- Mumbai