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21.06.2019
Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH (CAC) is building a new silica production plant for Grace GmbH, a global producer of specialist acids, at its Worms site.

CAC Richtfest Worms

One of the last items of equipment for the Grace silica plant is lifted into place (Photo: ©CAC)
After a 12-month construction period, the topping-out ceremony for the silica plant is celebrated on the site (Mike Niederstadt, managing director CAC, Stephen William Addison CEO Grace, from right to left) (Photo: ©Grace)

After a construction period lasting 12 months to the day, on 04/06/2019 CAC and Grace celebrated the topping-out of the new plant at the chemicals park in Worms. CAC bears overall responsibility for all stages, from planning to turnkey handover of the major project in the second quarter of 2020. The steel and block work is almost completed and the equipment largely installed. Work is currently underway to install the approximately 800 pipelines. In addition, this year has also been accident free, with nearly 90,000 working hours.

The basis for the project planning is the existing production and plant know-how from an existing production site in the US. Grace GmbH, which is headquartered in Columbia/Maryland, USA, plans to use this plant at its main European site for production, research and development to cover the rising demand for colloidal silica (silicon dioxide). Silicon dioxide is used in a wide range of industrial applications such as catalysts, functional coatings and precision casting. “We are very appreciative of the trust that Grace has placed in us to realise its major European project, an investment in the double-digit millions,” states Mike Niederstadt, managing director of CAC. “Since the study in 2016 we have worked closely with Grace to implement this complex project and we are delighted to now also be constructing the plant together.”

Grace GmbH
The research, development and production site in Worms, Germany, that opened in 1972 has evolved into a centre of excellence for the manufacture of silicon dioxide as well as catalyst and adsorption technologies. Grace is a leading global provider of catalysts and technical materials. The two business segments of catalyst and materials technologies offer innovative products, technologies and services that improve the products and processes of customers worldwide. With a workforce of around 3,900, Grace supplies customers in over 70 countries.

20.06.2019
From July, 3th until August, 4th 2019 the cultural festival PARKSOMMER will take place for the third time in the Stadthallenpark of Chemnitz city.

Chemnitzer Kulturfestival PARKSOMMER

Mascot „Schnurrbert” accompanies cultural festival PARKSOMMER in Chemnitz, supported by CAC.

From July, 3th until August, 4th 2019 the cultural festival PARKSOMMER will take place for the third time in the Stadthallenpark of Chemnitz city. CAC gladly supports the initiative, with the aim of making the park a positive, colourful place with attractive events for everyone. Designed as a cultural festival free of charge, the PARKSOMMER offers a varied programme of concerts, poetry slams, children's events and yoga in a relaxed, open-air atmosphere for four weeks.

More information of PARKSOMMER: https://www.parksommer.de

14.05.2019
In the scope of the 58th Mathematics Olympiad 20 of the participants have the chance to gain an insight into the engineering activities of Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz (CAC)

Maths aces visit CAC

On 13/05/2019 20 of the 197 junior mathematicians are paying a visit to engineering services provider CAC. The visit to the Chemnitz-based company is part of the programme of the 58th Mathematics Olympiad, the final of which takes place in Chemnitz from 12 to 15 May 2019. The 14 to 18 year old pupils from throughout Germany will gain an impression of the influence of mathematics on the planning and construction of industrial plant. “Ability in maths is a good basis for conducting exact science and engineering,” notes Jörg Engelmann, managing director of CAC. Split into small groups, the young mathematicians will gain an insight into plant planning, process and electrical engineering and the cost calculation department. “We are delighted to be able to welcome the maths finalists and give them an impression of how both the theoretical and practical aspects of mathematics are utilised in plant engineering,” says Engelmann.

Federal round of the Mathematics Olympiad
The federal round of the Mathematics Olympiad is being held in Saxony for the third time. The final takes place in Chemnitz from 12 to 15 May 2019. 197 young mathematicians, who have passed through three preselection rounds at school, regional and state level, leaving some 200,000 other starters behind them, will come to the city to find the best amongst them. 160 other guests – delegation members, co-ordinators, correctors and jurors – will also be in attendance. More information at https://www.mo2019.de/

12.03.2019
Bob-Anschieber Martin Grothkopp mit Friedrich und Team Weltmeister im Vierer

Martin Grothkopp mit Friedrich und Team Weltmeister

(Verteidigung des Weltmeistertitels im Vier-Bob für (v.l.) Thorsten Margis, Francesco Friedrich, Candy Bauer und Martin Grothkopp am 09.03.2019 im kanadischen Whistler / Bild: ©IBSF)

Wir gratulieren Martin Grothkopp, Anschieber im Vierer-Bobteam von Francesco Friedrich, zur Verteidigung des Weltmeistertitels am 08.03.2019 im kanadischen Whistler. Bereits im Februar hat Grothkopp den ersten Weltcup-Gesamtsieg im Vierer- und im Januar den dritten EM-Titel im Zweier-Bob nach Hause gebracht.

Wir freuen uns, Martin Grothkopp seit der Saison 2018/2019 als Sponsoringpartner zu unterstützen und wünschen ihm und seinem gesamten Team weiterhin viel Erfolg.

Mehr zu Leistungssportler Martin Grothkopp und dem Bobteam unter Francesco Friedrich.

11.03.2019
CAC distanziert sich vom Chemnitzer FC

CAC distanziert sich von CFC

(Bild: CAC)

Chemnitzer Chemieanlagenbau bekräftigt die Entscheidung für Kündigung des Sponsoringvertrages mit CFC

Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH (CAC) distanziert sich entschieden von den Vorkommnissen am 09.03.2019 im Stadion des Chemnitzer FC. Der Sponsoringvertrag mit dem CFC, der zum Saisonende im Juni 2019 ausläuft, wurde bereits Ende 2018 gekündigt. „Wir prüfen aber aktuell juristisch, unsere Leistungen mit sofortiger Wirkung einzustellen“, so Jörg Engelmann, Geschäftsführer und Sprecher CAC. Die Ereignisse dieses Wochenendes bestärken die Entscheidung.

CAC ist ein international tätiges Ingenieurunternehmen mit Kundenbeziehungen in mehr als 50 Ländern sowie Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern aus fast 30 Nationen. „Wir stehen daher nicht nur persönlich, sondern auch als Arbeitgeber und Geschäftspartner für die Werte eines weltoffenen, friedlichen und toleranten Miteinanders“, so Engelmann. Seit September 2018 unterstützt CAC aktiv die Kampagne „Chemnitz ist weder grau noch braun“. Extremismus in jeglicher Form wird entschieden verurteilt.

14.02.2019
Press clipping: Successful as a medium-sized company in large-scale plant construction

Ciech Stassfurt

(dirk.hanus/CAC)

CAC was editorially mentioned in the print and online editions of the trade journal ‚Process‘.

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14.01.2019
Glückwünsche an Bobteam Friedrich/Grothkopp

Saisonsieg Grothkopp_Friedrich

Vierter Saisonsieg und dritter EM-Titel für Olympiasieger Friedrich/Grothkopp am 12.01.2019 in Königssee (Bild: ©IBSF)

Wir gratulieren den Olympiasiegern 2018 Francesco Friedrich und seinem Anschieber Martin Grothkopp zum vierten Saisonsieg im vierten Zweierbob-Rennen des Weltcups sowie zum dritten EM-Titel in Folge in Königssee. Einen Tag später, am 13.01.2019 erreichte das Team im Viererbob den 3. Platz. Gekrönt wurde das Wochenende mit der Auszeichnung vom Landessportbund Sachsen für den Viererbob als „Sachsens Mannschaft des Jahres 2018“.

Wir freuen uns, Martin Grothkopp seit der Saison 2018/2019 als Sponsoringpartner zu unterstützen und wünschen ihm und seinem gesamten Team weiterhin viel Erfolg.

Mehr zu Leistungssportler Martin Grothkopp und dem Bobteam unter Francesco Friedrich.

26.11.2018
Anlagenplaner CAC macht den HV Chemnitz mobil

Fahrzeugübergabe HVC CAC

Fahrzeugübergabe vom Sponsor CAC an den Handballverein Chemnitz e.V. (v.l. Trainer Robert Flämmich, Spielerinnen Claudia Breßler, Melanie Beckert, Kathrin Lucka, Vereinsvorsitzender Mario Schmidt und Geschäftsführer der CAC Jörg Engelmann), Foto: CAC

Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz (CAC) unterstützt die Spielerinnen des Handballvereins Chemnitz e.V. (HVC) mit einer Fahrzeug-Flotte.

Der Chemnitzer Ingenieursdienstleister CAC setzt sein Engagement für den hiesigen Handballverein HVC fort. Drei sportlich beklebte PKWs werden die kommenden drei Jahre den Spielerinnen sowie dem Trainer Robert Flämmich, die nötige Flexibilität bieten, auch abseits des Spielfeldrandes Gas geben zu können. „Unsere Spielerinnen müssen sehr flexibel zwischen ihren Wohn-, Trainings- und Spielstätten pendeln können. Die Fahrzeuge erleichtern uns die Organisation sehr und lassen uns auf das Wesentliche konzentrieren: Sport, Spaß und den Klassenerhalt“, so Flämmich.

Bereits seit 2007 ist CAC offizieller Sponsor des HVC, deren 1. Damenmannschaft in der 3. Handball-Bundesliga spielt. „Die Damen des HVC bieten erstklassigen Handball-Sport in Chemnitz und Umgebung. Die Jugend wird gefördert, die Fans sind treu und für unsere Stadt ist der HVC eine Bereicherung. Diese Begeisterung für Sport und Teamgeist teile ich mit meiner Familie aus vollster Überzeugung”, erzählt Jörg Engelmann, Geschäftsführer der CAC. Sowohl seine Frau als auch seine drei Töchter haben viele Jahre aktiv im Verein Handball gespielt. So oft es familiär machbar ist, schaut er sich selbst die Spiele des HVC an. Um sich fit zu halten, setzt Jörg Engelmann selbst eher auf Joggen und Radfahren statt Handball.

Wir wünschen dem HVC für die laufende Saison viel Erfolg und allzeit eine gute Fahrt.

23.11.2018
Networking für den Anlagenbau

6. Engineering Summit

links: Jörg Engelmann (Geschäftsführer CAC) im Interview mit dem Filmteam des VDMA, rechts: Messestand der CAC beim Engineering Summit 2018, Fotos: CAC

6. Engineering Summit mit den Themen Digitalisierung und Herausforderungen im Anlagenbau.

Am 20. und 21. November haben sich in Wiesbaden Führungskräfte des europäischen Anlagenbaus auf dem Engineering Summit in seiner 6. Auflage getroffen. Unter der Überschrift „Taking the Lead“ hat die Branche über die Stichworte Digitalisierung und die Herausforderungen im Anlagenbau diskutiert.

Auf der die Veranstaltung begleitenden Ausstellung waren wir als CAC mit einem eigenen kleinen Messestand vertreten und haben viele interessante Gespräche mit Kunden und Geschäftspartnern führen können. Ein Rahmenprogramm mit 18 Vorträgen und viel Möglichkeiten zum Austausch der Teilnehmer führten durch die beiden Veranstaltungstage. Bilder der Veranstaltung sowie ein Video, versehen mit Statements einzelner Teilnehmer, wie etwa CAC-Geschäftsführer Jörg Engelmann, stehen in Kürze auf der Internetseite des Engineering Summit (www.engineering-summit.de) bereit.

Mit ca. 310 Teilnehmern in diesem Jahr ist der Engineering Summit die maßgebliche Networking-Veranstaltung der Branche. Veranstaltet wird sie von der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Großanlagenbau im VDMA und der CHEMIE TECHNIK .

07.09.2018
FOR OPENNESS TO OTHER CULTURES, TOLERANCE AND PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE

CAC Chemnitz ist weder grau noch braun

(Photo: ©https://wedergraunochbraun.de/)

As a Chemnitz-based company, we were greatly shocked by the recent events. First and foremost, we are deeply saddened by death of a young man. The perpetrator or perpetrators are to be brought to justice with every legal means of our functioning legal state and democracy.

We abhor the instrumentalisation of this act by extremists of every hue. This results in the city, its citizens and the companies located here suffering reputational damage that is unjustified and sets the exemplary development of our city back by years.

Chemnitz has been able to develop so positively precisely because it has embraced internationality and multilateralism thanks to the businesses, educational and cultural establishments, associations and committed citizens of the city. – And this commenced with the beginning of the industrial rise of Chemnitz in the 19th century.

To all employees, customers and business partners, as well as visitors to our website:

Chemnitz is neither grey nor brown (https://wedergraunochbraun.de/).

With this statement, uttered so often in recent days, we at Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH wish to play our part in ensuring that the unpleasant events of the last few days cause no lasting damage to our city.

For openness to other cultures, tolerance and peaceful coexistence

Jörg Engelmann
Joachim Engelmann
Mike Niederstadt

Board of Management of Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH

15.08.2018
CAC successfully completed multimillion project in Leuna

CAC Total Leuna

(©Michael Deutsch – Total Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland GmbH)

Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH has successfully finished the construction of a new plant for benzene enrichment for Total Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland GmbH (TRM). For TRM, it was currently the largest completed investment project in Leuna. For CAC, this meant the successful continuation of a long tradition in the realization of plants at the Central German refinery site. Total invested 30 million euros in the new plant.

Significant milestones

The lifting and installation of the partition wall column in March 2017 was one of the milestones of construction. This column with a height of 65 meters and a weight of 245 tons is the core piece of the new plant. Just one week later followed the installation of the assembly unit, which has a weight of 35 tons and consists of four air coolers. Contrary to what had originally been planned in the basic engineering, the complete assembly of the partition wall column was carried out on the basis of pre-dressing. This means: The column was delivered to the construction site in three pieces with a length of 20 meters each. Then it was welded on site in horizontal position. Next, all attachments - fixed ladders and operating platforms, insulation, piping including insulation as well as cable trays were mounted to the horizontal column. Finally, the column was erected and set up in one piece.

During the project phase, all site employees, including CAC colleagues, worked approx. 134,000 hours - this corresponds to more than 15 years of life. They moved 7500 m³ of earth mass, installed 147 t of steel and 558 m of railing.

In the course of plant construction, CAC was responsible for detail engineering, procurement services, expediting and inspection, site management, participation in pre-commissioning, commissioning and performance test run.

 

Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH

Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH (CAC), established on the international market for plant and process engineering business, is an experienced partner for comprehensive engineering services. The company, which is based in Chemnitz, Saxony, has been providing extensive expertise in the fields of refinery and gas technology, petrochemicals, inorganic chemicals as well as fine and specialty chemicals for more than 50 years. In close cooperation with the client, our 250 employees carry out all assignments from planning through to construction and commissioning of complex plants and plant units.

26.07.2018
Flying on Green Fuel

CAC kerosyn100 Flugzeug windkraftwerk

(Photo: ©Sirichai Asawalapsakul-stock.adobe.com)

CAC is part of a joint project for the production of electricity-based, green kerosene. The Federal Government will support the project over the next three years with some four million euros.

In cooperation with five other partners from industry and science, Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH (CAC) is researching the production of environmentally friendly synthetic kerosene. It is also called electricity-based fuel. For the KEROSyN100 research project, CAC undertakes the development of innovative technology for the synthesis of methanol into kerosene. In contrast to conventional fossil fuels, the goal is to produce kerosene by using renewable electricity. Excess wind energy from the windy Western coast of Schleswig-Holstein is used as source of electricity. Up to now, this energy generated has been subject to curtailment and was lost due to grid bottlenecks.

The engineers in Chemnitz take advantage of this abundance. “Instead of wasting excess wind energy, we use it to create the basis for synthetic fuel by means of innovative chemical processes using water and carbon dioxide”, says Jörg Engelmann, CEO of CAC. “In the ideal case, this electricity-based kerosene produced with renewable wind energy and the use of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere allows us to achieve a closed CO2 cycle.”

Since 2008, CAC has been conducting research into synthetic fuel technology together with Freiberg University of Mining and Technology. On the basis of this know-how, the Chemnitz engineers are developing the innovative technology for the conversion of methanol to kerosene. Afterwards, CAC will prepare the basic engineering for a customized demonstration plant at the site of the project partner Raffinerie Heide, which will represent the entire process chain.

After the successful completion of this project, a follow-up project is expected, in order to demonstrate the developed concept at the Heide refinery site and prove the suitability of the green fuel in real flight operations.

Under the leadership of the Advanced Energy Systems Institute (AES) of the University of Bremen, in addition to Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH, the industrial partners Raffinerie Heide GmbH and SKL Engineering & Contracting GmbH are involved in the „KEROSyN100“ project. Science partners are the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, the DLR - Institut für Vernetzte Energiesysteme e.V. (Institute of Networked Energy Systems) and IKEM - Institut für Klimaschutz, Energie und Mobilität e.V. (Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility)

22.06.2018
Successful participation in the ACHEMA 2018 fair

Achema 2018 Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH

(Picture: Claudia Rothenberger; Picture small: Panel discussion with football trainer legend Hans Meyer)

From 11 to 15/06/2018 we were present with a stand at the ACHEMA in Frankfurt a.M., our fourth time at the fair. The world’s largest fair for the process industry is held in Germany every three years. For CAC and our subsidiary HUGO PETERSEN GmbH it is the leading fair for international business relations. With over 300 discussions with current and potential customers, service providers and suppliers, we are highly satisfied with the event. We were especially pleased with the avid interest from prospective graduates, who obtained information about CAC in the form of target group-appropriate company and technology presentations on our stand.

Our 63 m3 fair stand at the familiar location in Hall 9.1/B26 bore the fair motto “Kick-Off with an idea ahead”. On the one hand, we used this to present the “kick-off” of our new logo and the updated brochures and image film that accompany it. On the other hand, the motto was also a reference to the start of the football world cup, which we highlighted with CAC footballs and a panel discussion with legendary football trainer Hans Meyer.

We would like to thank all visitors to the fair stand and look forward to our continued positive collaboration.

26.02.2018
New Construction for Neolyse Ibbenbüren GmbH at the AkzoNobel site in Ibbenbüren

Neolyse Ibbenbüren

Photo: Copyright by Neolyse Ibbenbüren GmbH

Completion of a Membrane Electrolysis Plant in Germany for the First Time

Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH (CAC) has successfully built its first chlor-alkali electrolysis plant in Germany. Until now, cli-ents and jobsites of the Saxon plant manufacturer have been primarily located in Western and Eastern Europe as well as in Russian-speaking countries. "We are very pleased that after more than 15 years of successful implementation of chlorine-alkali projects we have realized a plant with this technology in Germany," explains Jörg Engelmann, CEO of CAC.
The new plant for AkzoNobel Speciality Chemicals and Evonik Industries AG at the Ibbenbüren site was commissioned by the two companies. It will be operated by AkzoNobel within the framework of the joint venture “Neolyse Ibbenbüren GmbH”.
The new membrane electrolysis plant, based on technology of Asahi Kasei Corporation in Japan, replaces the existing mercury-based plant. The energy-saving membrane process increases economic efficiency and ensures compliance with the corre-sponding future legal requirements. According to the plant oper-ators, this new production process at the site improves the eco-logical footprint of every ton of chlorine produced in Ibbenbüren by 25 to 30 percent.

The planning order on the basis of an EPCM contract included detail engineering, procurement services, site management as well as commissioning support up to the performance test run of the plant.

The membrane electrolysis in Ibbenbüren is designed for an annual capacity of 120,000 tons of potassium hydroxide solution and 80,000 tons of chlorine. The future operation of the business is clearly defined: Chlorine as well as hydrogen produced during electrolysis will be further processed by AkzoNobel on site or sold to customers. Evonik will market the potassium hydroxide solution produced in Ibbenbüren or transport it by ship to its own site in Lülsdorf near Cologne for further processing. In Lülsdorf, Evonik processes the potassi-um hydroxide solution, inter alia, into potassium carbonate (potash).

"This project was an issue of most concern to both of us and our clients, because the new plant not only allows for an improved energy balance, but also ensures many jobs in Ib-benbüren. Therefore, I am more than pleased that we have completed this order at a high level of quality and within the agreed financial and time frame boundaries, "says Engel-mann.

12.02.2018
CAC wins order for turnkey plant in Spain

CAC CUF

Note for press: The theme-related image shows as a motive: CAC builds a turnkey chlor-alkali electrolysis plant in Spain. (3D Animation: CAC)

 

Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH builds a turnkey chlor-alkali electrolysis plant in Torrelavega in the North of Spain for the Portuguese company CUF-Químicos Industriais S.A.

The new plant is based on the modern, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly membrane electrolysis process of Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation in Japan. In about two years, after its completion, the plant will replace the mercury-electrolysis plant, which was shut down in 2017.

With an expected production capacity of 68,000 tons a year of chlorine, CUF, Portugal's largest chemical company, intends to strengthen its leading position in the Iberian market for chlorine and chlorinated derivatives.

"We are very proud that CUF has given us main responsibility for all stages of the order fulfilment," said Mike Niederstadt, CEO of CAC. "This order will strengthen our many years of experience as an EPC company in the international competition for major strategic projects."

In addition to the membrane electrolysers based on technology from Asahi Kasai, the scope of services and supplies includes brine preparation (filtration, softening, iodine removal, ammonia removal), caustic evaporation as well as a sodium hypochlorite unit.

CAC is responsible for basic and detailed engineering, procurement of all equipment and bulk materials, construction and installation services, construction and installation supervision as well as advisory services during commissioning.
The family-owned company CUF-Químicos Industriais S.A. is the largest Portuguese producer in the chemical industry. At the end of 2017, the company acquired parts of the chlorine factory in Torrelavega from the international chemical group Solvay and is investing 55 million Euros in these production facilities as well as in the construction of the modern chlor-alkali electrolysis plant.
 

12.01.2018
CAC wins contract for a turnkey plant - Overall responsibility for the construction of a crystallization plant for sodium hydrogen carbonate

PM Ciech

Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH (CAC) has signed a contract with Ciech Soda Deutschland GmbH & Co.KG for the construction of a turnkey crystallization plant. The company belongs to the market leader of Poland’s chemical industry and one of the biggest soda ash and soda bicarbonate producers in Europe - Ciech S.A., headquartered in Warsaw.

CAC has overall responsibility for the implementation of all phases of order implementation of the plant in Stassfurt, where the soda producer Ciech Soda Deutschland has its corporate headquarters: Starting from basic engineering over the entire detail engineering, procurement, logistics and installation through to commissioning and turnkey handover. The particular challenge for the engineers in Chemnitz will be to integrate the plant into the existing plant complex.

"We are exceptionally pleased to realize for Ciech this sophisticated plant on the basis of technology from GEA Messo GmbH” says Jörg Engelmann, Chairman of CAC.

With the new crystallization plant, Ciech Soda Deutschland is expanding its portfolio for the production of sodium hydrogen carbonate in pharmaceutical grade. Sodium bicarbonate is a pharmaceutical excipient and is used, for example, in hemodialysis treatment.

After commissioning, the production plant in Stassfurt will produce 110,000 tonnes of sodium hydrogen carbonate per year.

05.10.2017
CAC Appoints New CEO - Mike Niederstadt has been CEO since July 1, 2017

Mike Niederstadt

With effect of July 1, 2017, Mike Niederstadt was appointed as third CEO of Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH (CAC). Together with Jörg und Joachim Engelmann, company founders and Managing Partners, he is primarily responsible for the operative technical business and management of the Polish subsidiary Biprotech Sp. z o. o. in Krakow.

Mike Niederstadt (45) has been working with CAC since 1999, at that time still Lurgi Anlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH. From the very beginning he was given responsibility for important projects, and already in 2001 he became Head of Plant Engineering Department. From 2005, as a Project Manager he led a number of international major projects of CAC to success. These include a natural gas processing plant in Palmyra, Syria and a plant for the production of expandable polystyrene in Perm, Russia. He also successfully completed the first turnkey conversion of a mercury electrolysis to an environmentally friendly membrane process. Under the management of Mike Niederstadt, CAC had overall responsibility for all phases of order realization for the Customer in Thann, France.

At the same time, the Board of Management entrusted Mike Niederstadt with the management of the Engineering Division. He ensured closer cooperation in the largest area of the company and improved the interfaces. In 2016, the native Thuringian received the power of attorney.

"We are very pleased to strengthen our Board of Management with Mike Niederstadt," says Jörg Engelmann, CEO of CAC. "Over the past two decades, he has been intensively involved in shaping CAC and knows how to further expand our potential."

11.05.2016
Bau der Butadien-Anlage in der Raffinerie Burghausen

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Quelle: Erdoel-Erdgas-Kohle 05/2016

02.02.2016
Nach Wegfall des Iran-Embargos hofft Sachsen auf gute Geschäfte

Freie Presse 30.01.2016

Quelle: FREIE PRESSE vom 30.01.2016

01.02.2016
CAC erhält Auftrag zur Umrüstung einer Chlorelektrolyse

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Quelle: CHEManager 23-24/2015

22.12.2015
Neubau einer Membranelektrolyse am Standort Ibbenbüren

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Quelle: CHEManager Ausgabe 23–24/2015

19.11.2015
Vom Ingenieur zum Chef

FREIE PRESSE vom 13.11.2015

Quelle: FREIE PRESSE vom 13.11.2015

23.10.2015
Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz (CAC) successful in South America. CAC commissioned for the purposes of implementing a chlorine electrolysis.

Chlorelektrolyse Brinsa

The Colombian company Brinsa S.A. of Cajicá, a city near the capital of Bogota, plans to refit its present amalgam electrolysis with a modern, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly membrane technology by Chlorine Engineers Corp., Japan.

To this end, Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH (CAC) and Brinsa S.A. signed a EP+Cm contract based on which CAC will - within the framework of the plant realization - be responsible for basic and detail engineering, for providing procurement services with regard to technological equipment, for providing support during the construction and assembly phase, as well as for providing assistance during the commissioning and start-up.

Brinsa S.A. is the South American market leader in the production of caustic soda, chlorine, hydrochloric acid, table salt, home care products as well as of salt for industrial applications and plans to further expand its strong market position through the realization of the project.

The signing of this contract marks the first time that we have been commissioned in South America regarding this segment of the market.

"This is a market on which our affiliate HUGO PETERSEN with its expertise in the field of technology concerning sulphuric acid has long been successfully operating and where we anticipate further future business success", comments Jörg Engelmann, CEO of CAC.

21.09.2015
Construction of a new membrane electrolysis for Neolyse Ibbenbüren GmbH at AkzoNobel site Ibbenbüren

CAC has been awarded a contract by Neolyse Ibbenbüren GmbH - a production joint venture of Evonik and AkzoNobel - for the performance of EPCM services as general contractor for a new membrane electrolysis to be constructed at the AkzoNobel site in Ibbenbüren, Germany. The official signing ceremony took place on August 20th, 2015 already. The contract includes Detail engineering, procurement services, site management and commissioning support up to the performance test run of the plant.

The membrane electrolysis in Ibbenbüren will have an annual production capacity of 130,000 tons of caustic potash and 82,000 tons of chlorine. After the start of production, which is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2017, AkzoNobel takes over the marketing of chlorine and hydrogen produced in the plant or will process those products directly at the Ibbenbüren site.

Evonik will take on the caustic potash for marketing and for further processing at the Evonik site Lülsdorf. In Lülsdorf, Evonik processes caustic potash, among other.

Licensor for the electrolysis technology will be Asahi Kasei Chemicals, Japan, which already was the technology partner of CAC for various projects, such as in Russia and Austria. Ashai Kasei Chemicals was also responsible for the provision of the membrane technology to the AkzoNobel sites in Delfzijl and Rotterdam.

The conversion of the existing mercury-based plant to the energy-efficient membrane technology will increase the efficiency and environmental sustainability and ensure compliance with future legal requirements.

"Our long-standing experience in the construction of chlor-alkali projects, our current references for plants producing caustic potash and the successful performance of the Basic Engineering were key to the decision of Evonik and AkzoNobel to entrust us with the construction of the plant on the basis of an EPCM contract", reports Jörg Engelmann, Chairman of the Board of Management at CAC.

27.08.2015
Time has proved that we were right

Freie Presse vom 26.08.2015

Source: FREIE PRESSE on 26 August 2015

25.06.2015
Successful completion of construction of a new butadiene plant for OMV AG at the Burghausen refinery site

Butadien-Anlage

In March 2015 the butadiene plant at the Burghausen site entered operation as planned and has been producing reliably since that date. Last Friday saw the symbolic commissioning of the plant in Burghausen, with numerous guests of honour present.

In addition to the construction of the new butadiene plant, the engineering services of CAC also included conversion and expansion measures for the existing loading and unloading facilities, together with storage tank capacities.

The total OMV investment stood at 150 m euros, with CAC responsible for the complete engineering services, the procurement of all equipment, monitoring of assembly work and preparation for commissioning.

"We are proud that OMV has once again turned to our engineering expertise and chosen us as partner for this strategically-significant project. With its successful conclusion we have made a key contribution to the optimisation of the Burghausen refinery site," says Jörg Engelmann, Managing Director of CAC.

Background information:

Butadiene as key element for the synthetics industry
Butadiene is a gaseous, unsaturated carbon hydride that is produced in the petrochemical section of the refinery from the by-product of the C4 ethylene plant in the so-called cracking process. It represents a key element for the synthetics industry, which can only be replaced by other materials with great difficulty. The gas is used primarily in the manufacture of tyres. In combination with other materials it results in characteristics such as good grip in all weather conditions, high mileage, less wheel noise, less weight and less rolling resistance. These factors in particular make a noteworthy contribution to safety and the reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in vehicles. In addition, butadiene also plays an important role in synthetics processing in the automobile industry and the fabrication of high-quality rubber and latex products, for example in the medical sector.

15.06.2015
Construction of the turnkey sodium hypochlorite plant in Moscow completed

The sodium hypochlorite plant with an annual capacity of 50,000 t/a was built in Moscow and replaces chlorine gas previously used in drinking water treatment by sodium hypochlorite.

Within the framework of the overall project of WTE Wassertechnik GmbH, Essen, CAC was responsible for the planning, supply and installation of the sodium hypochlorite plant.

"Thus, our company is making a significant contribution not only to ensuring the quality of drinking water supply of the city of Moscow, but also to compliance with environmental regulations of the Russian Federation," said Jörg Engelmann, Speaker of the Board of Management.

Following the successful commissioning of the first membrane-based chlorine electrolysis in Russia at the Sayansk site and the plant in Berezniki/Russia, which is currently in the phase of implementation, CAC has now supplied the third plant on the basis of membrane technology to Russia.

05.05.2015
"PROCESS" reports: A New Way to Obtain Gasoline from Flare Gas

23.04.2015
CHEManager: Sanktionen zum gegenseitigen Nachteil

16.12.2014
PURE – the magazine of Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH

There are magazines to cover all areas of interest under the sun but, until now, none was giving first-hand information on the complex topic of chemical plant engineering. But that has changed.

The customer magazine of Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH is launched online. In the first issue we take a look at the challenges of natural gas storage and how intelligent engineering concepts can make a contribution towards reliable and flexible energy supply. Another article focuses on current developments in the field of chlor-alkali electrolysis and gives some examples of how our expertise is used in specific projects. These are some of the topics that have been addressed in the starting issue of our magazine, which will be appearing once a year in the future.

You can download the customer magazine here. We hope you will enjoy reading it!

22.10.2014
Freie Presse - Trainieren wie die Großen

Freie Presse vom 22.10.2014

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10.09.2014
Amtsblatt Chemnitz - Chemieanlagenbau begeht 50. Jubiläum

09.09.2014
Russland aktuell 37/2014 - 50-Jahrfeier mit russischen und kasachischen Partnern

05.09.2014
Roter Teppich für 50 Jahre Chemieanlagenbau aus Chemnitz

50 Jahre Anlagenbau

Am 4. September 2014 wurde der rote Teppich vor dem Chemnitzer Opernhaus ausgerollt:  50 Jahre Chemieanlagenbau aus Chemnitz gab es zu feiern. Unter den 200 geladenen Gästen waren der russische und der kasachische Botschafter, Geschäftsführer und Vorstände der größten internationalen Kundenunternehmen, Vertreter von Universitäten und Instituten, die Partner der CAC sind, und Vertreter des Sports, dem das Unternehmen als Sponsor eng verbunden ist – der Chemnitzer FC brachte ein eigens kreiertes und gerahmtes Poster als Geschenk mit.

Dieses Publikum ließ die 50 Jahre Firmengeschichte als "Retrospectacle" mit Tanz, Musik und Film Revue passieren. Den Film hatte ein Partner gedreht, für den Tanz sorgte das Ballett Chemnitz in einer Choreografie von Sabrina Sadowska, für die Musik die Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie und der Opernchor.

04.09.2014
Freie Presse - Chemieanlagenbauer mit Weitsicht

Freie Presse vom 04. September 2014 - Chemieanlagenbauer mit Weitsicht

Freie Presse

04.09.2014
ChemCats gratulieren CAC

ChemCats gratulieren CAC

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