Cranes that can lift 750 tons. 50-metre-high towers floating through the air. Heavy transports, for which overruns have to be reinforced. What happens at SKW Piesteritz goes beyond many dimensions.
Every year, several million euros are invested to keep the plants up to date. They ensure that the systems have been running for years with virtually no unplanned downtime. And they are an important aspect of SKW Piesteritz's safety concept. Our aim is to keep the plant at the cutting edge of technology.
We put millions into it. In 2015 the figure was over 90 million euros, in 2016 around 110 million euros. The parent company AGROFERT has soon invested around one billion euros in the site since taking over the plant. This does not even include other investors.
The most recent project is a comprehensive modernisation of the ammonia plants, which means that we work even more effectively - both economically and ecologically. This will save us enough natural gas to heat around 20,000 single-family homes. You will then find a few examples of how we keep our process plants up and running.
Every year, some of the 40-year-old recooling plants are renewed to increase performance.
A new natural gas pipeline supplies buildings and companies in the South of the Agro-Chemie Park.
The latest of the new: A modern transformer station delivers more power
The tank for the storage of nitric acid has been rehabilitated at great expense.
Now it's electric: The new locomotive for shunting work on the factory premises.
Big as a single-family house, cut into three parts: The restoration of the "cold branch".
The loading area in the Hoko plant has now been completely renovated.
SKW Piesteritz can cost a lot to ensure a reliable supply of service water.
Even the largest columns in the plants were improved during the revamp.
Art in construction: The rotor blade in a new recooling plant for ammonia plants.
The best conditions for rail traffic: The new interlocking now functions electronically.
A new entrance for the industrial park: Tor West relieves the other access roads.
The new tank for AdBlue holds 20,000 litres, making SKW Piesteritz even more flexible.
New compressors are installed in the urea plants to make them even more efficient.
Enormous effort: Foundations have to be poured for cranes.