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Uwe Lauber

Dr. Uwe Lauber -Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Uwe Lauber was born in Bad Säckingen in Germany in 1967. After graduating from high school he studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences of Technology, Economics and Design (HTWG) in Konstanz and obtained a Masters Degree. In 2000, he studied Business Engineering at the business school in St. Gallen. In addition to that, in 2009, he received a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Kronstadt.

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Wayne Jones

Wayne Jones - Chief Sales Officer

Wayne Jones was born on April 8, 1966, in Manchester, United Kingdom. After leaving school, he undertook a four-year Mechanical Engineering apprenticeship in the aviation industry, before moving into rotating equipment in 1985. He studied at Stockport College of Technology graduating in 1992 with an Honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

After nine years working for Mather and Platt and the Weir Group, with overseas assignments in Norway and the Middle East, Wayne joined Sulzer Pumps as Project Manager in the Engineering Department.

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Juergen Kloepffer

Jürgen Klöpffer -
Chief Financial Officer

Jürgen Klöpffer was born in Passau, Germany, in 1964. After graduating from high school, he studied Business Administration at the University of Passau, graduating with a master’s degree.

In 1990, he started his professional career at Siemens AG, where he held various positions in purchasing and logistics in Regensburg, and later in Mexico.

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Marin-Oetjen

Martin Oetjen -

Chief Operating Officer

Martin Oetjen was born in Buchholz in the Nordheide in 1968. In 1988 he began studying mechanical engineering at the TU Braunschweig, graduating in 1995 with a degree in engineering.

Since August 1, 2020 Martin Oetjen has been a member of the Executive Board of MAN Energy Solutions SE and is responsible for the company's entire supply chain.

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Martin Rosik

Martin Rosik - Chief Human Resources Officer

Rosik (58) holds a degree in economics and has been with the Volkswagen Group for 17 years, holding various functions. As an HR manager, he also has extensive experience in various sectors of industry highly relevant to the business of MAN Energy Solutions SE — from the foundry industry, plant engineering and the construction industry through to the service sector.

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Latest news from MAN Energy Solutions

Friday, December 17, 2021

First, Large-Scale CO2-Capture Plant in Cement Production Halves Emissions

MAN Energy Solutions to supply compressor system for carbon-capture-and-storage plant (CCS) in Norwegian cement factory

Using Aker Carbon Capture’s proprietary carbon-capture technology, HeidelbergCement Norcem will realize the world's first carbon capture facility for large-scale cement production. From the summer of 2024, 400,000 tons of CO2 will be captured annually from the Norwegian cement factory in Brevik – corresponding to 50% of the factory's overall emissions. The carbon will be compressed and liquefied with technologies from cooperation partners, Aker Carbon Capture and MAN, and then transported by ship to an underground storage location. 

The cement factory in Brevik will be the first to use the ‘Carbon Capture Heat Recovery’ technology (CCWHR®) developed by MAN and Aker Carbon Capture. A new process allows the heat emerging from the compressor system to be recovered and used as steam to meet approximately one third of the total heat demand from the Aker Carbon Capture plant. Consequently, the system solution demands significantly less energy compared with conventional carbon-capture technologies.

"We are delighted to realize the world's first carbon-capture plant on an industrial scale in a cement-production facility," commented Erik Langholm, Executive Vice President, Projects, at Aker Carbon Capture. "Carbon capture and storage plays a big part in cutting European CO2 emissions, and hard-to-abate industries like the cement sector are integral to our ‘10 in 25’ strategy. Aker Carbon Capture has set a target to secure contracts for capturing 10 million tonnes of CO2 annually by 2025.” 

"CO2 emissions are currently unavoidable in cement production with the sector accounting for almost 6 - 7% of the world’s carbon-dioxide emissions. This is why the cement industry is key on the road to a decarbonized future,” added Dr. Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Energy Solutions. “We are very proud to be able to deliver such an energy-efficient solution for HeidelbergCement Norcem, which is the result of our successful pioneering work in the CCS field together with Aker Carbon Capture."

The scope of work by MAN Energy Solutions includes the supply of an electrically-powered compressor train – type RG 63-7 with integrated CCWHR® technology – which allows the compression heat of the recovery compressor to be exploited. The steam generators cool the CO2 mixture between the compressor stages and generate steam that is in turn used for capture. 

Thanks to the use of innovative digital tools, the compression system for the CCS application has been significantly simplified. Dr. Alexander Sobolyev, Head of Standardization & Solutions at MAN Energy Solutions, said: "As part of the Norcem project, the digital-twin-based engineering approach of MAN Energy Solutions has led to concrete optimizations. The dynamic process simulation showed that originally planned system components, including heating, valves and additional pipes for safe plant operation, were not required. The time taken for a cold start of the plant can thus be reduced from around 12 hours to 20 minutes – an important characteristic as quick-start capability is always a central criterion for renewable energies." 

 

Documents

  • Pressemitteilung-Norcem-Brevik_DE_16122021
    PDF, 321 KB English
  • Press-Release-Norcem-Brevik_EN_161221
    PDF, 530 KB English

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