Our online magazine Insights: Stories, interviews and more

Explore goovi® – the revolution in screening technology

#grey2green - Our vision of a green polysius® cement plant

Improve your plant performance?

Boost your competitiveness with our 360° Service Solutions

Latest press releases


goovi®: thyssenkrupp presents new multi vibrating screen

– Digitized screen with intelligent control system

– Increased efficiency, reduced weight and height

– Innovative solution for secondary and tertiary screening

goovi® is the name of a newly developed multi vibrating screen from thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions. The name says it all: goovi® ensures good vibrations in secondary and tertiary screening in the gravel and crushed stone, mining, mineral processing and recycling industries. A new patented drive technology in combination with an innovative control system provides a significant increase in operational flexibility, product quality and performance, coupled with greatly reduced weight and height.

Achim Schönfelder, Head of Product Line Screens and Feeders at thyssenkrupp Mining Technologies: “With the goovi®, all vibration modes (circular, linear and elliptical) can be realized in one machine, allowing flexible adaptation to changing job requirements and material properties. In addition, the low height of the goovi® facilitates simple installation in existing plants.”

Revolutionary drive system

The goovi® is driven at four different points, one on each side front and back, resulting in an optimum stress distribution in the side walls. It also uses fewer rotating parts than conventional screens, which translates into significantly lower weight and height as well as reduced maintenance and wear. Two or three standard unbalance motors are installed at each drive point, so each goovi® is driven by a total of 8 or 12 motors, depending on size, which are synchronized via a patented PLC supplied with the machine.

Intelligent control and flexible operation

With the patented control system, speed and flow direction can be steplessly adjusted so that all important operating parameters can be optimally adapted to the requirements of production at any time. In addition, with the goovi® it is possible to react flexibly to changes in material properties (e.g. moisture) during operation and optimize the processing of difficult-to-screen materials.

Different product qualities can be saved in recipes and retrieved as required at the touch of a button via the touchscreen supplied. The goovi® can also be integrated into control loops for product optimization. There is a preset cleaning function for the removal of clogged particles. The goovi® is fully digitized and can be integrated into a higher-level control system, paving the way for Industry 4.0 in processing plants.

Peter Berlitz, Product Manager Screens at thyssenkupp Mining Technologies: “To optimize costs and delivery times, thyssenkrupp has developed a range of standard machines. The single-deck and double-deck versions are available in six different widths and four different lengths with a maximum screening area of 26 m². However, due to the straightforward modular design, custom solutions tailored to a particular application can also be supplied.”


thyssenkrupp Uhde wins order for low-emission coke oven batteries in China

  • Environmentally friendly EnviBAT® technology

  • Efficient operation with Cokemaster® automation

thyssenkrupp Uhde has won an order from SEDIN Engineering Co., Ltd. to build and supply four new low-emission, stamp-charged coke oven batteries with a total annual capacity of 3.9 Mio tons for Hohhot Risun China Gas Energy Co. Ltd in China. The new batteries will be installed at Qing Shui He Industry Park in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. They will include thyssenkrupp’s proprietary EnviBAT® system to reduce emissions during the coking process as well as the Cokemaster® automation system for optimized production processes. 

“With this state-of-the-art, low-emission plant, SEDIN and thyssenkrupp are delivering an important contribution to making the Chinese coke plant industry more environmentally friendly,” says Michael Petzinna, Executive Director of the Coke Plant & Inorganic Acids operating unit. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration and are proud to contribute our decades of plant engineering and process know-how to the project.”  

The project is part of the modernization of the Chinese coke plant industry in which old plants are being shut down and replaced by new, state-of-the-art, low-emission systems. Worth an amount in the two-digit million-euro range, the order comprises the provision of the technology and engineering, procurement of equipment and monitoring and commissioning of the new plant. 

“In thyssenkrupp we have selected a reliable partner for the EPC project of Hohhot Risun China Gas Energy. The company combines extensive plant engineering experience with efficient technologies that meet and exceed the most exacting environmental standards. Together we will play a part in driving the sustainable modernization of the chemical industry in China,” said Mr. HUANG, Shuntai, Vice Managing Director of SEDIN Engineering at the contract signing. 

EnviBAT® single-chamber pressure regulation system reduces emissions

thyssenkrupp’s EnviBAT® single-chamber pressure regulation system is already in use in more than 30 batteries and thus over 2,100 ovens around the world. Constant, intelligent pressure monitoring and adjustment throughout the process optimizes raw material use and minimizes emissions. EnviBAT® prevents high gas pressures arising in the individual chambers of the batteries at the start of the coking process, which in turn almost completely eliminates emissions through the oven doors or roof. Further efficient measures such as flexible, spring-loaded door systems and water-filled rising pipe covers are all geared toward preventing emissions from the battery. 

Optimized production with Cokemaster®

The entire production process can be automated and optimized using the Cokemaster® system developed by thyssenkrupp. The integrated system comprises various stand-alone modules that can also be used for individual applications. They include for example automatic temperature measurement in coke ovens, a dynamic calculation model for thermal energy and other solutions along the entire production chain. Cokemaster® can also be retrofitted in existing plants. 

About Chemical & Process Technologies / thyssenkrupp Uhde:

The thyssenkrupp Uhde business unit combines unique technological expertise and decades of global experience in the engineering, procurement, construction and service of chemical plants. We develop innovative processes and products for a more sustainable future and thus contribute to the long-term success of our customers in almost all areas of the chemical industry. Our portfolio includes leading technologies for the production of basic chemicals, fertilizers and polymers as well as complete value-chains for green hydrogen and sustainable chemicals.


thyssenkrupp Uhde to build a polyester textile plant for Yürek in Turkey

  • Energy-efficient 2R technology

  • Seamless downstream integration

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions’ subsidiary Uhde Inventa-Fischer signed a contract to build a new world-scale polymer plant for Yürek Polimer A.S.in Bursa, Turkey. The plant is planned to produce 300 metric tons per day (108,000 tons per year) of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) for low viscosity applications. The PET melt produced by thyssenkrupp technology will then be converted into PET Chips, as well as pre-oriented yarn.

Werner Steinauer, CEO of Uhde Inventa-Fischer: “We are very proud that Yürek chose us to build another state-of-the art PET plant. Our 2R process offers many advantages compared to conventional technologies, such as reduced footprint, less CAPEX, optimized energy consumption and lower production costs.” 

Alim Yürek, Member of Board of Directors of Yürek Polimer A.Ş.: “We chose a well-proven technology which could be seamlessly integrated into the further production. With this PET investment, the Yürek group will become an integrated textile group.” 

Scope of delivery will be basic and detail engineering, the delivery of all necessary components as well as technical services regarding Supervision for Erection, Pre-Commissioning and Commissioning. 

Energy-efficient, integrated low viscosity PET plant 

The design of the polycondensation plant will be based on Uhde Inventa-Fischer’s proprietary technology, which in this case enables the production of superior high-quality polyester polymer. A characteristic feature of the plant is that the polymer melt will be conveyed directly from the polycondensation plant to several downstream lines.

About Yürek:

Yürek is one of the leading manufacturers for twisted yarns, circular knitted and woven fabrics, as well as printing, dyeing and aftertreatment of those fabrics. 

About Chemical & Process Technologies / thyssenkrupp Uhde:

The thyssenkrupp Uhde business unit combines unique technological expertise and decades of global experience in the engineering, procurement, construction and service of chemical plants. We develop innovative processes and products for a more sustainable future and thus contribute to the long-term success of our customers in almost all areas of the chemical industry. Our portfolio includes leading technologies for the production of basic chemicals, fertilizers and polymers as well as complete value-chains for green hydrogen and sustainable chemicals.


Kick-off to decarbonizing ammonia production: thyssenkrupp awarded green hydrogen plant by CF Industries

  • 20 MW green hydrogen installation to kick-off the decarbonization of the world’s largest ammonia production facility

  • CF Industries will start production of 20,000 tons per year of green ammonia by 2023

thyssenkrupp has entered into an engineering and supply contract with CF Industries to deliver a green hydrogen plant for the production of green ammonia at the Donaldsonville manufacturing complex in Louisiana. Under this contract thyssenkrupp will engineer and deliver a 20 MW hydrogen production unit based on their alkaline water electrolysis as well as all necessary utilities.

The plant will utilize renewable energy from the grid to produce green hydrogen which then will be converted to 20,000 tons per year of green ammonia in CF Industries existing ammonia plants at the Donaldsonville, LA site. Green ammonia can be used as a highly efficient storage and transport medium for renewable energy and also directly as a clean fuel, e.g. in maritime transportation. Engineering and procurement activities have been initiated; the start of production is scheduled for 2023.

Strong project footprint and organizational set-up in North America

With six ammonia plants and several fertilizer plants, the CF Industries’ site in Donaldsonville is the largest ammonia manufacturing complex worldwide. The largest ammonia plant at this site has also been delivered by thyssenkrupp and is based on the proven uhde® ammonia process. “Following the recent delivery of two world-scale ammonia and fertilizer plants to CF Industries we are honored to have now been selected by our long-term customer to contribute to the decarbonization of their operations and to support them in their mission to provide clean energy to feed and fuel the world sustainably”, says Dennis Lippmann, President Chemical & Process Technologies, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions USA.

As a globally renowned EPC specialist for electrochemical plants, thyssenkrupp is a leading supplier of electrolysis equipment, solutions and services – also with a strong footprint in North America. With a total capacity of over >1.4 GW realized in electrochemical projects over the last 30 years (which equates to >290,000 Nm3/h of hydrogen as byproduct), North America is one of the company's key regions. Dr. Christoph Noeres, Head of Green Hydrogen at thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, adds: “This second water electrolysis success after the recent announcement of an installation in Canada shows the region’s leading role in making the green hydrogen economy a real deal. With our well-established local set-up, we are best prepared to serve the American market which is also key to delivering service solutions throughout the entire plant life-cycle.”


About us:

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions is a leading partner for the engineering, construction and service of industrial plants and systems. Based on more than 200 years of experience we supply tailored, turnkey plants and components for customers in the chemical, fertilizer, cement, mining and steel industries. thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, a joint venture between thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG and Industrie De Nora, offers world-leading technologies for high-efficiency electrolysis plants. The company has already successfully installed more than 600 projects and electrochemical plants worldwide, with a total capacity of over 10 gigawatts. With its water electrolysis technology for the production of green hydrogen, the associated product division Green Hydrogen offers an innovative solution for industrial-scale applications. Together with thyssenkrupp’s Chemical and Process Technologies business unit, thyssenkrupp covers the entire value chain for green chemicals, from hydrogen to ammonia, methanol and synthetic natural gas – a major step towards a climate-neutral industry.



100 years of Uhde: thyssenkrupp’s chemical plant engineering business celebrates centenary


polysius® pure oxyfuel – Best-in-class technology for carbon capture in cement production

  • Captures up to 100% of CO2 emissions

  • Cement producers investigating use in planned demonstration unit

  • Lower investment and operating costs due to elimination of exhaust gas recirculation

  • Further important step in #grey2green initiative

The production of cement releases large quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2). Only a third of these CO2 emissions result from the combustion of fossil fuels such as coal or petroleum coke, while the biggest share is released by the calcination of limestone. Depending on quality, limestone – the main component of cement – consists of 35% to 44% CO2.

Luc Rudowski, Head of Innovation at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, Business Unit Cement Technologies: “Reducing CO2 emissions in cement production is one of the most important challenges facing the industry today. As part of our #grey2green journey we are developing technologies and solutions for sustainable cement production without losing sight of plant profitability and productivity. One example of this is the newly developed polysius® pure oxyfuel technology for optimum CO2 separation. Other solutions developed by us range from more sustainable cement production using polysius® activated clay or polysius® booster mill, the optimal use of alternative fuels with prepol® SC, to reducing NOx emissions through Cemcat® SCR.”

Oxyfuel – pure oxygen replaces air in the kiln

The Oxyfuel technology replaces ambient air in the clinker production process with pure oxygen introduced into the front zone of the cooler. As the nitrogen content of the air is no longer present, the CO2 concentration in the kiln exhaust gas can be increased to up to 100%. This much more efficient CO2 separation serves as the basis for the downstream utilization or storage of carbon dioxide.

However, the advantage of reducing the exhaust gas to a virtually pure CO2 stream means that there is too little gas in the preheater to operate the cyclones. In the first-generation Oxyfuel process, this necessitated a complex gas recirculation system from the preheater exhaust to the cooler involving heat exchange, dust removal, and condensation.

Dr. Georg Locher, Head of R&D: “With the second-generation polysius® pure oxyfuel process, exhaust gas recirculation can be eliminated, resulting in considerable savings in investment and operating costs, and making polysius® pure oxyfuel the best-in-class technology for CO2 capture. Another advantage is that existing kiln plants can also be retrofitted with this process. By using the polysius® pure oxyfuel process, our customers profit from optimized operating costs, while freeing our communities and environment from high CO2 emissions.”

Research company CI4C investigating use of polysius® pure oxyfuel

The four European cement manufacturers Buzzi Unicem-Dyckerhoff, HeidelbergCement AG, SCHWENK Zement KG, and Vicat plan to investigate the industrial-scale use of Oxyfuel carbon capture technology in cement production in a demonstration plant. To this end, the research company “CI4C - Cement Innovation for Climate” was established. The aim is to capture 100% of the CO2 and use it with the help of renewable energies to produce so-called “refuels”, i.e. climate-neutral synthetic fuels such as kerosene for the aviation industry.

Dr. Markus Sauer, Senior Proposal Manager: “The research company CI4C and thyssenkrupp are currently investigating the use of our polysius® pure oxyfuel technology in a demonstration plant. Working with our long-standing customers, we would be delighted if we could demonstrate the efficiency of our technology for the first time on an industrial scale. By using this technology, the cement industry could significantly reduce its process-related CO2 emissions and thus make an important contribution to climate protection.”


About us:

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG is a leading partner for the engineering, construction and service of industrial plants and systems. Based on more than 200 years of engineering experience we supply tailored, turnkey plants and components for customers in the chemical, fertilizer, cement, mining and steel industries. Some 11,500 employees around the world form a global network with a technology portfolio that guarantees maximum productivity and cost-efficiency.

The Cement Technologies business unit of thyssenkrupp specializes in the design and construction of turnkey cement plants. We support cement manufacturers around the world with an extensive portfolio of products and services and sustainable solutions based on more than 150 years of expertise and experience. Our plants and machines use state-of-the-art production processes to conserve resources, minimize environmental impact and deliver maximum performance and efficiency.


Press contact:

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG

BU Cement Technologies

Thomas Jungbluth

External & Internal Communications

Telephone: +49 2525 99 2769

Mobile: +49 173 281 7367

Email: thomas.jungbluth@thyssenkrupp.com

We still set the benchmark in surface mining and mineral processing, and we are specialists in ore crushing, transportation and processing. Our mine planning and other services help customers reduce costs and optimize productivity.
We create complete chemical plants, from engineering, procurement and construction through to technical and operating services. Our solutions for fertilizers, base chemicals, electrolysis, polymers, gas technologies, oil & gas, as well as biotechnology and high pressure applications are reliable, efficient and sustainable.
We are one of the world's leading full-line suppliers to the cement industry. Innovative technologies, processes and machinery guarantee our customers eco-friendly solutions as well as maximum productivity and cost efficiency.
Our solutions for the steel industry range from ore mining through to product optimization: mining, ore processing, coke plant technologies, transportation and storage – efficient, robust and according to the latest environmental standards.
We are planning and building fertilizer plants for more than 90 years. In this sector we are one of the world’s leading suppliers. Our clients rely on our constantly improving technologies and outstanding management expertise for major projects.