Heat pumps utilization of industrial waste heat Friotherm industrielle kremsmüller
One of the two heat pumps during production at Kremsmüller's Steinhaus site

Two 10 MW heat pumps manufactured in Steinhaus

Friotherm was full of praise for the infrastructure and the high-quality work completed on schedule

Amid the current discussions surrounding climate change, industry is also keen to play its part in achieving climate goals. Heat pumps provide many companies with an effective way to reduce their daily CO2 emissions as industrial waste heat can be utilised for other purposes. In this way, it is possible to do away with heaters that run on fossil fuels.

For Friotherm, a leading supplier of industrial heat pumps, this ensures full order books. Kremsmüller was recently commissioned by them to manufacture two 10 MW heat pumps directly at our factory premises in Steinhaus. These pumps will subsequently help to reduce CO2 emissions in a chemical plant for many decades to come.

The perfect conditions on site presented very good arguments in favour of Kremsmüller. Plenty of space in the factory halls and on the company premises, cranes, machines and other infrastructure, all this made it simple to work together. What’s more, thanks to our spacious factory halls it was possible to manufacture both planned heat pumps in parallel. This was essential if we were to meet the tight construction schedule.

Roland Dietrich, project supervisor at Friotherm, oversaw the work at Kremsmüller in Steinhaus throughout the project and was more than satisfied with the results. “From my point of view, the collaboration was perfect. The infrastructure left nothing to be desired, the schedule was more than met and the multitude of services provided by Kremsmüller resulted in an extremely well-rounded package for us here.”

Our project manager, Martin, was also highly satisfied. ” This project has demonstrated once again what United Skills is all about. Tank construction, pipeline construction, instrumentation and control engineering ─ we were able to allocate all the main services in-house. The results speak for themselves.” He also emphasised that the schedule was met despite the numerous delivery delays from upstream suppliers caused by coronavirus. A remarkable achievement by all of those involved.