Algerian natural bottled water supplier installs Piller’s UBTD+ 4MW UPS for production line power back up
One of Algeria’s leading water brands, a natural bottled water producer with its main factory located in Djemmorah in Biskra Province Algeria, has turned to Piller to protect it’s production facility.
Founded in 1988, they have been providing bottles of fresh natural spring water for over 30 years. Secure power infrastructure is crucial in their largely automated factory production environment. Any loss of power can cause major disruption to production and result in environmental contamination.
To provide power protection and back up Piller France installed 2 x No-break UNIBLOCK™ UBTD+ 2250 kW PB21 in medium Voltage 30 KV with MTU engines.
Equipment being protected includes all factory components which produce the end product, such as the compressor, pump, water bottle filling, packing and chiller cooling system. Since 2014 at the heart of the company’s production line in Djemmorah is a Krones monoblock comprising a blow modeler filler with a module fill consisting of 90 filling valves and a capper. The UBTD+ is a unique design with optional energy storage and engine to offer versatility that meet specific load requirements.
Natural mineral water is renowned for its purity and mineral balance which makes it healthy for children and adults. Due to the factory’s location near the Aures Mountain chain the limestone acts as natural preserve that protects the water from pollutants common in urban areas.
As one of Algeria’s principal suppliers of fresh natural water they produce over 30,000 2.0-litre size bottles an hour. Across all facilities it is around 3 million bottle fills per day. After a successful deployment the total supplied power load is 4 MW with a possible additional 4.5 MW unit to be installed in the future.
Piller was founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1909 by engineer Anton Piller. Employing around 1000 people worldwide, Piller is headquartered in Osterode, near Hanover, Germany, with subsidiaries across Europe, America, Asia and Australia. Piller occupies a unique position, being the only company to produce both types of electrically coupled UPS technologies and with kinetic energy storage or battery options. The company also manufactures aircraft ground power units, 50/60Hz frequency converters, static transfer switches and specialist marine generators. With more than 7000 kinetic energy storage devices and over 6000 high power UPS units installed, Piller has more than 300 service personnel taking care of clients across 24 countries. The Piller group is a wholly owned subsidiary of the multi-disciplined global UK engineering and industrial group, Langley Holdings Plc. In 2016, Piller acquired Active Power Inc., the flywheel energy storage specialist.