Karlsruhe. Romania has been afflicted several times in the past months by heavy flood disasters. EnBW Energie Baden Wuerttemberg AG decided to provide the country with high-performance pumps for future emergencies. Dr. Amir Ghoreishi (plenipotentiary for company strategy), Juergen Hogrefe (plenipotentiary for economics, society, politics) and Dr. Udo Brockmeier (chairman of the executive committee of EnBW Kraftwerke AG) handed over the high-performance pumps to the Romanian ambassador Adrian Cosmin Vierita in Berlin. In Romania the pumps are to be handed over to the responsible co-ordinators for flood assistance within a short time.
These pumps can be used locally to render rapid and unbureaucratic assistance in case of an emergency. For example they can be used to pump out houses, storage rooms and infrastructure facilities. At present discussions with the THW are going on on the possibility of providing the necessary personnel for operating the pumps in a possible further emergency.
For this unconventional remedial measure EnBW has made available pumps with a performance between 180 cubic metres and 600 cubic metres per hour. The pumps thus offer the scope of works comparable with the pumps usually employed by THW (400 - 900 cubic metres per hour). The technical requirements were agreed upon with employees of THW and connoisseurs of the country Romania.
With this remedial measure EnBW once more demonstrates its social responsibility for the environment, in which it is also economically active. The EnBW considers Romania besides its existing commitments in Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic as a further important growth market for the expansion of its activities in Central and Eastern Europe.