IDS supplies Automation and Control System for new ECB Building

The specialist for Smart Grid, IDS GmbH, was commissioned to supply and instal their automation and control system in the new building of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt/Main, in the course of a three-year project.

As part of a bidder consortium with Frankenluk GmbH, IDS was able to convince ECB with its modern overall concept for an automation and control system. This large-scale project ran over three years and was finished on time in 2014, when ECB staff were able to move into the new building.

The new ECB building was erected in Frankfurt's East End; it consists of three main elements: The former Market Hall (Grossmarkthalle), the twin office tower with a height of 185 m and the main entrance to the ECB. The latter establishes a visual and functional connection between the twin towers and the Market Hall and houses the press conference area.

The Market Hall is the most public part of the ECB and incorporates a visitors’ centre, conference area, a library and a canteen.

An important aspect of this project is to implement all aspects of a sustainable, energy-efficient and economical building.