Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

New Energy Station Supports Energy Revolution in Germany

The Chairman of the Executive Board, Karl-Ludwig Kley, and German Federal Economics Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, have commissioned a new co-generation plant, which will allow Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, to produce even more of its own electricity, heating and cooling for its Darmstadt site. With the new plant, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is contributing not only to the energy revolution in Germany, but also to the global fight against climate change.

Start of the New Co-Generation Plant

The new energy station supplies power to pharmaceutical production and research operations at the Darmstadt site. A second station to meet the cooling requirements of the chemical plants and laboratories is already under construction. The total investment amounts to € 27 million and will help secure the future of the Darmstadt site as part of our "Fit for 2018" transformation and growth program.


Press Kit
Documents for journalists and media representatives (press release, facts sheets, photos)


Address of K.-L. Kley
In his adress, our CEO Karl-Ludwig Kley explains why the company is investing in energy stations at the Darmstadt site.


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