Volkswagen Pune plant to cut on energy, water consumption

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Volkswagen Pune plant to cut on energy, water consumption

German auto group Volkswagen said that it plans to reduce energy consumption at its Pune production facility by 436MW hour per annum by equipping the assembly line with high-volume low-speed fans.

Besides, the car maker also aims to reduce water usage at the facility by 1636 cubic meter annually as part of its” Think Blue. Factory” initiatives for sustainable automotive production programme.

The 436MW hour energy savings amounts to annual energy consumption of around 120 Indian households, Volkwagaen India said in a statement here.

Under the programme, which is operational at the Pune plant since 2012, the company said it aims to reduce the impact on environment due to manufacturing processes by 25 per car per car by 2018.

The company said that the 11 new HVLS fans installed at the assembly line in the plant would replace air handling units and ambiators, adding, these fans are equipped with built-in variable frequency drive to suit all seasons and thus help in lowering down the energy consumption as per requirement.

Source – PTI

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