EnviTec Service signs new service partnership deal with Gardner Denver
EnviTec Service GmbH, a subsidiary of Germany-headed biogas plant operator and technology provider EnviTec Biogas AG (EnviTec) has announced the recent signing of a service partnership agreement with global pumps and compressor major Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc (Gardner Denver) covering both Germany and Europe. The aim of working together over the long term is to utilise the potential offered by these markets.
Gardner Denver has been a leading global supplier of compressors, blower units, and vacuum pumps for over 160 years. In its long and successful history, the US-headed company has served a customer base drawn from a wide variety of industry sectors worldwide.
With Gardner Denver, we have a highly experienced partner at our side. The new agreement covers all of the activities involved in the maintenance and servicing of WITTIG high-pressure gas compressors and WITTIG vacuum pumps, said Martin Brinkmann, Managing Director of EnviTec Service
The two companies have already been working together closely since 2013. EnviTec’s construction subsidiary EnviTec Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG has been sourcing its high-pressure gas compressors and vacuum pumps from Gardner Denver ever since. The 11-bar compressors were placed on the German market, while the 15-bar compressors were distributed on the European market.
The first project that we realised together involving a 15-bar compressor is the 340 Nm³ EnviThan plant in Étréville, Normandy, commented Stefan Laumann, who manages the Gas Upgrading Department at EnviTec Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG.
Biogas upgrading plants in Germany – in locations such as Köckte, Sachsendorf, Beetzendorf, and Forst – have also been equipped with parts from Gardner Denver. For each project, EnviTec specifies the individual target parameters for the process, such as pressure and volume flow rate. Gardner Denver then uses these parameters to design the compressor set.
We install the compressor set in our container and commission the unit as a joint activity, explained Stefan Laumann.
The two companies are working together in the field of maintenance, too.
This is an area where we want to expand our cooperation and also become active outside Germany, said Martin Brinkmann.
The aim of the new partnership agreement is to provide mutual support for the service segment. The key objective for both parties to this new agreement is achieving long-term customer retention. For its part, Gardner Denver offers training for EnviTec employees and provides on-site support for a range of technical activities.
In turn, we handle the various maintenance tasks like oil and filter changes, vibration measurements, or the replacement of wear parts. Ultimately, the agreement means we can respond to plant faults even more quickly and effectively – which will ensure that our customers experience as few hours of downtime as possible, ended Martin Brinkmann.