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Energy generation and distribution – sustainable technologies for a better future

While fossil resources are in ever scarcer supply, demand for energy is growing – throughout the world. So how can we manage energy responsibly? And how can we develop renewable energy sources?

At thyssenkrupp our engineering capabilities for these global challenges are focused in the Materials Services, Steel Europe, Industrial Solutions, and Components Technology business areas. We work continuously on innovative solutions for the production, transportation, storage, and transformation of renewable and fossil energies.

Intelligent materials clearly play a key role in this. They have to meet high technical requirements in terms of temperature, pressure resistance, and surface resistance. X-COR® steels are a prime example. These sour gas-resistant materials are used in storage boilers and pressure vessels for hydrogen sulfide-bearing gases.

Our electrical steel itself is also increasingly efficient. The innovative PowerCore® reduces core losses in the transmission and distribution of electrical energy to a minimum.

Coils of non oriented electrical steel in the high-bay warehouse
The high-tech PowerCore® non oriented electrical steel made by thyssenkrupp is used as core matrial throughout the entire energy value chain: From power generation (generators) to the consumption (electric motors and appliances) of electrical energy in the electrical components industry.

In coke-oven technology thyssenkrupp is the number-one address when it comes to building new facilities and above all modernizing existing coking plants.

Wind energy is another key strength of thyssenkrupp. Our slewing bearings are the ideal choice for wind turbines. With our unique know-how we cater precisely to local requirements. Nine out of ten wind turbine manufacturers rely on thyssenkrupp components such as slewing bearings and rings. These components are also used in solar, tidal, and marine current power plants.

Electricity from renewable sources is fueling demand for energy storage systems. We are developing two technologies further: redox flow batteries and hydrogen electrolysis.

All this makes thyssenkrupp a valued and reliable partner to the energy generation and distribution industry.