The German chemistry company BASF and Man Energy plans to install a 120 MW heat pump that works with renewable energy for steam production. The new project will be a first in the world.
Today, when it comes to production, the green energy of many countries and companies has started to accelerate. Among these names, the German chemistry company BASF and a multinational German energy company, Man Energy, are preparing to sign a first in the world with a 120 MW renewable heat pump for steam production.
Today, BASF, which has a large production facility in the Rheinland-Pfalz region of Germany, benefits from the steam system for tasks such as drying products, heating the reactors, and purification. In addition, the company meets the need for steam, which has an annual tone of 20 million metrics, from different production facilities, and gas and steam power plants on the field.
The new project, which is the world’s largest heat pump, allows the production of renewable energy and steam, while the waste heat from the cooling water system in BASF will ensure that it is processed by using compression and used as a thermal source to produce steam.
According to the deficit of the BASF, the heat pump to be integrated into the infrastructure of the production site will be able to produce steam equivalent to the thermal energy of 120 megawatts up to 150 metric tons per hour. It will also make the cooling water system more efficient and will reduce dependence on changing climate and weather conditions. Compliance research for the project is expected to be completed by the end of this year.