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AXEL SPRINGER AG, PUBLISHER’S OFFICES, HAMBURG, REFURBISHMENT OF THE COMPLETE COOLING SYSTEM

Scope of supply
In an open challenge for the innovative refurbishment of the ca. 4 MW cooling system at the publisher’s Hamburg site, IB Liebert took first place in the ideas competition, ahead of nine other consulting engineers. IB Liebert successfully convinced the jury with a concept which uses new, intelligent hydraulic switching in the building to reduce energy costs by 30% and to lower the connection requirement by 1 MW. In consequence IB Liebert was awarded the planning and site management contract for refurbishment of the cooling system, including I&C and BMS installations, and splitting units in the publishing building. Refurbishment took place with the building fully operational, and included maintaining the continuous, reliable provision of cooling for computer centres.

Illustration: © Axel Springer Verlag AG, Hamburg; Google Streetview

Location
Hamburg

Client
Axel Springer AG, Hamburg

Realisation period
2009 – 2015

Area
140,000 m² gross floor area

Service phases
HOAI § 53, Phases 1 – 9

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