Contribution of our products and infrastructure solutions
Below are some selected examples of how our products and infrastructure solutions contribute to a more sustainable and secure society:
District heating / district cooling (Rittmeyer & Pipes)
The use of waste heat, for example from waste incineration plants, factories or sewage treatment plants, is one of the most important pillars of efficient energy supply. Well-insulated pipes, which can transport the energy without losses as far as possible, play a key role here. BRUGG is positioning itself here with special innovations: For example, our CALPEX PUR-KING pipe system has the world's best thermal insulation capacity.
Resource Optimization (Rittmeyer)
RITUNE Water helps utilities manage water and thus ensure a secure supply for the population, industry and agriculture. The intelligent service, securely brings together data from various conversion and metering systems and presents it clearly. Demand and availability forecasts can be made, bottlenecks identified and action plans developed.
Coastal Protection (Geobrugg)
Climate change is causing sea levels to rise and weather extremes to increase. Strong storms and associated high waves often lead to massive coastal erosion, threatening people and infrastructure. Special coastal reinforcements from BRUGG made of high-strength, corrosion-resistant steel wire counteract erosion. Our solution is durable, vandal-proof and, unlike alternatives, requires no maintenance for years, while other solutions often need to be replaced after just one or two years. Another advantage is the visual aspect. The nets are hardly noticeable and integrate discreetly into the environment.
Slope stabilization (Geobrugg)
Due to climate change and the associated extreme weather situations, more and more slopes are becoming unstable. A traditional protection measure is the use of shotcrete. As an alternative, BRUGG manufactures and supplies highly efficient protection solutions made of high-strength and corrosion-resistant wire mesh, which are far superior to conventional concrete measures in terms of protective effect and CO₂ and resource efficiency (e.g. through longer service life). In addition, slopes secured in this way can be planted with vegetation. The first greenery appears after just a few weeks, and after a few months the net is often completely covered by plants.
Electric and hybrid vehicles require an efficient and reliable charging infrastructure. BRUGG develops and produces high-quality cable systems that transmit energy from the charging station to the battery and into the entire vehicle periphery with as little loss as possible. The fast charging time provides the necessary acceptance for e-mobility, so that users switch to the new, ideally low-CO2 form of mobility in large numbers.
Facade greening (Lifting)
One consequence of climate change is more frequent hot spells, which hit cities particularly hard as "heat islands." In these cases, vertical greening of buildings is a promising option for regulating the urban climate. They prevent facades from heating up strongly and also have a heat-insulating effect in winter. The thermal regulation achieved by greening facades simultaneously reduces the operating costs of individual buildings. With the DECO LINE, BRUGG offers the necessary products to provide the plants with the desired support during facade greening.
High-performance ropes for ropeways (Fatzer)
Ropeways are one of the most climate-friendly means of transport. They pollute the environment significantly less compared to other means of transport such as cars, buses, streetcars or subways (PWC, 2022). Other positive aspects for the environmental balance are the significantly smaller space requirements and the low noise emissions. Fatzer's conveyor ropes specialized for this means of transport have twice the service life of conventional ropeway ropes. The design and construction of our "Performa" ropes also protects the sheaves, thus extending their service life. This also results in higher efficiency during maintenance, which is directly reflected in reduced maintenance costs.