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  • At the feeding of the new high-pressure steam supply (from left to right: Witold Balczarczyk, managing director Linde Gas; Dr. Hermann Onko Aeikens, Minister of Agriculture and Environment of Saxony-Anhalt; Dr. Christof Günther, managing director InfraLeuna und Alex Segers, CEO DOMO Chemicals.At the feeding of the new high-pressure steam supply (from left to right: Witold Balczarczyk, managing director Linde Gas; Dr. Hermann Onko Aeikens, Minister of Agriculture and Environment of Saxony-Anhalt; Dr. Christof Günther, managing director InfraLeuna und Alex Segers, CEO DOMO Chemicals.
  • Dr. Christof Günther, CEO of InfraLeuna GmbH at the official commissioning of the new high-pressure steam supply system at the Leuna chemical siteDr. Christof Günther, CEO of InfraLeuna GmbH at the official commissioning of the new high-pressure steam supply system at the Leuna chemical site
  • Alex Segers, CEO DOMO Chemicals illustrates the advantages of the new high pressure steam supplyAlex Segers, CEO DOMO Chemicals illustrates the advantages of the new high pressure steam supply
  • Alex Segers, CEO DOMO Chemicals talks to the audience.Alex Segers, CEO DOMO Chemicals talks to the audience.
  • Dr. Hermann Onko Aeikens, Minister of Agriculture and Environment of Saxony-Anhalt, launches officially the new high pressure steam supply systemDr. Hermann Onko Aeikens, Minister of Agriculture and Environment of Saxony-Anhalt, launches officially the new high pressure steam supply system
  • Dr. Hermann Onko Aeikens, Minister of Agriculture and Environment of Saxony-Anhalt, launches officially the new high pressure steam supply systemDr. Hermann Onko Aeikens, Minister of Agriculture and Environment of Saxony-Anhalt, launches officially the new high pressure steam supply system
  • from left to right: Luc De Raedt, managing director DOMO Caproleuna, Alex Segers, CEO DOMO Chemicals, Dr. Christof Günther, managing director InfraLeuna, Witold Balczarczyk, managing director Linde Gas and Dr. Hermann Onko Aeikens, Minister of Agriculture and Environment of Saxony-Anhaltfrom left to right: Luc De Raedt, managing director DOMO Caproleuna, Alex Segers, CEO DOMO Chemicals, Dr. Christof Günther, managing director InfraLeuna, Witold Balczarczyk, managing director Linde Gas and Dr. Hermann Onko Aeikens, Minister of Agriculture and Environment of Saxony-Anhalt

High pressure for a more efficient energy supply

At the feeding of the new high-pressure steam supply (from left to right: Witold Balczarczyk, managing director Linde Gas; Dr. Hermann Onko Aeikens, Minister of Agriculture and Environment of Saxony-Anhalt; Dr. Christof Günther, managing director InfraLeuna und Alex Segers, CEO DOMO Chemicals)At the feeding of the new high-pressure steam supply (from left to right: Witold Balczarczyk, managing director Linde Gas; Dr. Hermann Onko Aeikens, Minister of Agriculture and Environment of Saxony-Anhalt; Dr. Christof Günther, managing director InfraLeuna und Alex Segers, CEO DOMO Chemicals)

In the presence of Dr. Hermann Onko Aeikens, Minister of Agriculture and Environment of Saxony-Anhalt, the new high-pressure steam supply system was solemnly put into operation on the 2nd of November.

Dr. Aeikens called the commissioning of this new system “a true success story". In the context of the InfraLeuna-energy concept "ProEnergie2014+", the former gas-based steam generation has been mostly replaced by waste heat sources. The project is successfully finished on schedule, within the estimated budget of seven million euros, and remained accident free.

The main customer of the high pressure steam is DOMO Chemicals, who is from now on mainly supplied with waste heat steam by a process plant of Linde AG. "We reach a new level in our own energy supply in terms of reliability, efficiency and stability with the launch of the new high-pressure steam system at the Leuna site" says Alex Segers, CEO of DOMO Chemicals. To transport this waste heat steam an approximately 3.8 km long high pressure steam pipe in nominal sizes of 300/400, was replaced on pipe bridges, and connected to the existing steam system. In total the high pressure steam is transported over a distance of 4.8 km. Besides the construction of the high-pressure steam line, modifications were required at the process plant of Linde AG and also extensive reconstructions had to be carried out at InfraLeuna’s power plant.

The transport of steam at a pressure level of 45 bar over this great distance was a premiere for the Leuna site. It was a real technical challenge in terms of dimensions the choice of material and insulation system. This project is an example of efficiency, supply reliability and emissions reduction for the entire chemical industry.

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