Technical Tour 3: Adamant Innovations CEMEX & SIEMENS (full day)

07:30

Departure from Conference Hotel, Berlin, Germany

09:00 - 09:30

Welcome in "EXPO-Room"

09:30 - 11:30

Tour of CEMEX

11:30 - 12:00

Lunch Time

12:00 

Departure to SIEMENS

13:00 - 15:00

Tour of SIEMENS

15:00

Departure back to Conference Hotel, Berlin, Germany*

 *Arrival time in the Conference Hotel in Berlin will be dependent on traffic conditions

 

Rüdersdorf, located on the easternmost outskirts of Berlin, is a traditional site of German building materials industry. Surface mining of the limestone deposit, which is the best known in the north German plains, has a history of more than 750 years. Originally, limestone was used in its natural form and was refined by lime burning in the 16th century. In 1885, the production of cement began and since then numerous cement plants have been built in Rüdersdorf.

The CEMEX cement plant in Rüdersdorf features the most modern technology in current cement process engineering. The entire production chain – covering the mining, milling, burning and shipping – is based on modern facilities allowing for the combination of competitive cement production, high energy efficiency, and environmentally friendly production processes. Constant optimization enables the plant to keep up with the development of recent environmental regulations, e.g. the new dust emission limit of 10mg/m³.

The first application of Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) technology in combination with a cement kiln is located in the Rüdersdorf cement plant. Using a gasification process, the CFB processes various waste streams to produce lean gas for use as secondary fuel and an inert ash, which serves as a raw material component in the cement production process.

 

High-tech gas turbines from Berlin Moabit are in operation in power plants all around the world. At this traditional location, where turbines have been manufactured for over 110 years, 3,700 employees work in engineering, on the production line, in test centers, and in service.

For over 40 years, giant rotating machines have been coming off the production line in Berlin Moabit for operation in simple and combined cycle power plants. Gas turbine components must withstand an aggressive operational environment where they are exposed to extremely high combustion temperatures and large centrifugal forces as well as vibration and transient stress.

The Gas Turbine Plant Berlin has one of the most modern and highest-capacity test beds in the world, which allows test run loads of up to 360 megawatts (MW). Not only prototypes of next-generation gas turbines but also advanced designs of individual gas turbine components can be tested under realistic conditions. By virtue of its independence from the public power grid, the test bed allows shorter test phases and accelerates release of prototypes and advanced gas turbine components for series production and retrofit installation in units that are already in service.

One of the outstanding research and development units of the engineering organization is the operation of a test center for gas turbine components at Ludwigsfelde in Brandenburg – the Clean Energy Center. There are experiments conducted with for example burners and gas turbine blades. These are key components, which are important for output, efficiency as well as emissions of a gas turbine. With our tests combustion processes can be analyzed in detail and optimized.