Aurubis is the leading integrated copper group and the largest copper recycler worldwide, with headquarter in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo: Aurubis)
This fast Electrode Boiler is a 10MW, 6kV Steam boiler with 16 barg pressure and temperatures up to 204°C.
As part of the project NEW 4.0, Aurubis is planning to replace a portion of the current steam generation that uses naturaI gas with a power-to-heat system, in the interests of the overarching goal of increased flexibility. With this system, it will be possible to produce steam in an electrode boiler during times when excess energy from renewable sources is available. The generated steam will be made available to the many different production processes via a network of steam lines. Not only will the construction of the power-to-heat system achieve the goal of greater flexibility, it will also outfit a plant in an energy-intensive industry in the context of the smart energy grid.
Under the name of "NEW 4.0", a unique project initiative has been established in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein through collaboration between business, science and government. "NEW" stands for the Norddeutsche EnergieWende [North German Energy Transition] and "4.0" describes the threshold of the fourth industrial revolution: the digitalisation of industry, which will play an increasingly central role through the intelligent networking of systems, including in the context of the energy transition. As a large project involving multiple German states, NEW 4.0 intends to real ise a sustainable energy supply in order to strengthen the region's fitness for the future. To achieve a decisive advance in the energy transition in the north, more than 50 partners in the region are pooling the necessary expertise and innovation.
Kraftanlagen München is the EPCcontractor for the whole P2H Plant and is delivering the building, watersteam cycle, electrical installation and connections to the existing plant.
Aurubis produce more than 1 million tons of copper cathodes annually and from them a variety of copper products. (Photo: Aurubis)
Aurubis AG is a leading global provider of non-ferrous metals and the largest copper recycler worldwide. The company processes complex metal concentrates, scrap metals, and metal-bearing recycling materials into metals of the highest quality.
lts main area of expertise is the processing and optimal recovery of concentrates and recycling raw materials with camplex qualities. With its range of services, Aurubis is a forerunner in the industry. The group of companies is oriented towards growth, efficiency, and sustainability: The main components of the strategy are the expansion of the leading market position as an integrated copper producer, entering new markets in industries of the future, the highly efficient and optimal recovery of additional metals and by-products from complex raw materials, and practicing a responsible attitude when dealing with people, resources and the environment.
Aurubis produces more than 1 million tons of copper cathodes annually, and from them a variety of copper products such as wire rod, continuous cast shapes, rolled products, and strip, as well as specialty wire and profiles made of copper and copper alloys. Precious metals, selenium, lead, nickel, and a number of other products such as sulfuric acid and iron silicate also betong to the product portfolio.
Aurubis has about 6,500 employees, production sites in Europe and the US, and an extensive service and distribution system in Europe, Asia, and North America.
Aurubis' customers include companies in the semis industry; the electrical, electronics, and chemical industries; and suppliers of the renewable energies, construction, and automotive sectors. Aurubis shares are part of the Prime Standard Segment of the German Stock Exchange and are listed in the MDAX, the Global Cha/lenges lndex (GCX), and the STOXX Europe 600.
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