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IN-Campus – a distinguished achievement: New Audi record park on remediated site

The name “IN-Campus” refers to a record park that Audi is going to be building during its Ingolstadt site—a core for growth and rough pattern that will one day be a place of work for thousands of experts. On a IN-Campus, Audi will be formulating space for farrago and a enlightenment of innovation. It will be a new operative universe for rarely learned Audi employees and high-tech use providers. The association has partnered with a city of Ingolstadt to form a corner try named IN-Campus GmbH. The IN-Campus does not need any underdeveloped land to be lonesome up—on a contrary, a plan will breathe new life into a heavily infested industrial wasteland. The clean-up routine compulsory is projected to take around 5 years.

The IN-Campus will be situated on a site of a former refinery in eastern Ingolstadt that constructed a operation of petroleum products for 43 years. It ceased operations in 2008, and dispersion of a comforts continued until 2013. Three buliding of a site, that covers roughly 100 hectares, were purchased in tumble 2015 for a mystic cost of one euro by IN-Campus GmbH, a association set adult privately for a project. The open remediation agreement was sealed only a few months later.

The 1,200 or so exploratory drilling operations and 50,000 laboratory analyses conducted over a series of years had suggested that 22 of a 75 hectares were soiled and in need of remediation. The dirt contained 900 metric tons of fuel oil, 200 metric tons of light gasoline and 100 kilograms of perfluorinated and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs). ARGE IN-Campus GbR, a consortium of 3 dilettante companies, began remediation work in tumble 2017. The plan incorporates 4 sold methods: Groundwater treatment, atmosphere sparging, honeycomb mine and downstream dirt washing.

Groundwater treatment involves 10 wells during a corner of a site that are versed with electric pumps to pull soiled groundwater out of a soil. A diagnosis complement removes adult to over 99.9% of pollutants. The air sparging method is designed to fight flighty hydrocarbons, that are components of gasoline fuels. Air is blown into a belligerent by hundreds of pipelines and picks adult dissolved pollutants in a dirt and groundwater. Just underneath a aspect of a site, a atmosphere is extracted by drainage pipes and cleaned.

The soiled dirt is excavated so that a PFC residues from firefighting foams and sum petroleum hydrocarbons—left by a fuel oil—can be eliminated. This takes place by means of an innovative and high-precision technique in that hydraulic rams expostulate steel hexagons into a earth regulating vibration. In total, they are excavating 600,000 metric tons of component from a soil, mostly involving a silt and sand standard of a site. A soil soaking facility uses H2O to purify pollutants from a dirt grains. The H2O circulates around a diagnosis system, while another complement cleans a following empty air. More than 90% of a component delivered to a trickery is returned to a hexagonal “honeycomb” holes; a rest is likely of.

The remediation of a IN-Campus site is one of a largest ongoing projects of a kind in Germany and a initial finish remediation of a refinery site ever to take place in Bavaria. A group of eccentric experts monitors all a processes and papers them in a geospatial information system. The Audi plan has already met with copiousness of seductiveness in veteran circles, and guest mostly revisit a site to find out more.

Apart from groundwater treatment, that is approaching to continue until 2028, a remediation work is due to finish by a finish of 2022. In a future, IN-Campus GmbH will use 60 hectares of a land for business and industrial purposes, while a remaining 15 hectares in a north and easterly will be set aside for ecological remuneration in a form of a near-natural alluvial forest. Construction of a IN-Campus has already begun in a northwestern territory of a site, that is unpolluted. The initial building is a “Project House” for around 1,400 Audi employees and growth partners operative in a margin of new technologies and is due to be finished by a finish of 2020. It will gradually be followed by additional structures including a car reserve center, an IT core and an appetite government center.


Statements on IN-Campus

Dr. Christian Lösel, Mayor of a city of Ingolstadt :“What is gradually being combined here is a core for modernized and pioneering technologies and innovations. we am particularly pleased that after endless remediation, a aged refinery site will find a place as an critical component in a destiny of Ingolstadt. That is a win for a city and a environment.”

Thomas Vogel, Managing Director of IN-Campus GmbH (AUDI AG): “I perspective a plan as an huge opportunity. In building this area, we are creation a hugely important contribution to a destiny viability of Ingolstadt as a high-tech heart and for a wider region.”

Norbert Forster, Managing Director of IN-Campus GmbH (IFG Ingolstadt): “Once IFG and AUDI AG have gotten a burden doing core – already one of a many state-of-the-art logistics comforts in Europe – adult and running, we will make a IN-Campus project another miracle in digitalization and innovation.”

Klaus Mittermaier, Chairman of a General Works Council of AUDI AG: “The sustainable remediation of a site is a judicious step toward a future. We are branch an industrial solitude into an innovative industrial core that can secure jobs in a segment and take some of a aria off Ingolstadt’s infrastructure.”

Dr. Rüdiger Recknagel, Head of Environmental Protection during AUDI AG: “What we are carrying out here is an environmental plan par excellence. We are creation a joining to Ingolstadt as a plcae and essay city story during a same time. We are unapproachable to be conducting a initial extensive remediation of a refinery site in Bavaria with this eco-friendly remediation project. In so doing, we are giving something behind to both multitude and nature.”