The need for cooling water in the production process is rising. Mars has decided to increase its fixed cooling capacity at the site to meet the renewed demand. One measure it has taken is the installation of a heat pump, which will significantly reduce the plant’s total CO2 emissions.
Expansion of cooling facility at Mars factory in Veghel
Additional NH3 units, a heat pump and condensers will be installed to increase the cooling capacity. The current cooling building at the production site in Veghel has been expanded to achieve this. A pipe bridge with a total span of 115 metres has also been placed to distribute the cooling water over the factory.
Vicoma involved from sketch design to project completion
Vicoma’s role in this huge project focuses mainly on the architectural, structural and piping engineering. We began by mapping the entire complex with a 3D scan. This immediately showed the impact that the new piping bridge would have on the buildings and the layout. For the tender for the cooling facility, Vicoma provided all the required documentation and advised on issuing the contract. We were involved all the way from the sketch design phase , supervising the construction, through to commissioning the expanded cooling facility and the new piping bridge. Throughout the construction, we worked closely with several contractors to achieve the outcome the client had envisioned. We also took care of the as-built dossier for Mars.
Mars is ready for the future
By expanding the cooling water capacity, the customer no longer has to rely on temporary cooling installations during the summer months. Mars is also ready for the future, since the design of the facility has left ample room for the cooling capacity to be increased even further if needed.
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