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Volkswagen India to conserve energy & water at Pune plant

Snapshot: The conservation plans are a part of the company’s ’Think Blue. Factory’ initiative that has been implemented at the Pune plant since 2012.

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German carmaker Volkswagen have announced plans to cut the energy and water consumption at its Pune production facility as part of the company’s ’Think Blue. Factory” initiative. 

With the installation of the high-volume low-speed fans, the energy consumption at the plant is slated to go down by 436 megawatt hour per annum, while the reduction of water usage at the said facility, by 1,636 cubic meter annually. The 436 megawatt hour energy savings amounts to annual energy consumption of around 120 Indian households. 

The 11 new HVLS fans installed at the assembly line in the plant would replace air handling units and ambiators. 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. 

Under the company’s ‘Think Blue. Factory’ initiative, which is operational at the Pune plant since 2012, Volkswagen aims to reduce the impact on environment due to manufacturing process by 25 per cent per car by 2018. 

As many as 27 Volkswagen production facilities across the world aim at reducing the impact of manufacturing on environment by 25 per cent per car. This reduction is measured across key areas go energy, waste, water, CO2, etc. 

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