What's behind it

Read all of the details of the project and how our industrial heat is created here.

The idea of utilizing industrial heat emerged at Aurubis some time ago. However, only with the development of HafenCity and new technologies could it be transferred from head to paper and ultimately implemented in practice.

February 2017: Setting the course

Aurubis and enercity enter into a contract for an energy-efficient heat supply for HafenCity East.

October 2017: Preparing

First, Aurubis’ plant premises have to be prepared underground for the new pipelines and structures.

January 2018: The first few meters

Starting in early 2018, the above-ground pipelines are laid directly on the Aurubis plant premises – in some cases over bridges in order to cross canals.

March 2018: Diving deep

The pipeline crosses the Peute Canal with a roughly 90 m culvert – an underwater pipe. It was prefabricated in the Baaken Harbor and transported to water with five truck cranes and a ship crane.

April 2018: The beating heart

The intermediate absorber, the heart of the contact acid plant weighing in at 200 t, is installed in its new location.

July 2018: Tunneling through

The work to install the pipeline under the middle North Elbe Bridge starts. Openings in the bridge’s crossbeams can be used to lay the pipeline.

August 2018: Over and under

In the Market Canal, the pipeline initially runs above-ground on the bank of the canal. The 70 m long culvert then connects it to the North Elbe Bridges.

October 2018: United

The connecting weld seam is placed at the transfer point between Hovestrasse and the Aurubis plant premises. The final weld seams on the entire pipeline follow a few days later north of the Elbe Bridges.

October 2018: Underway

Kick-off celebration for the industrial heat project: The heat delivery to HafenCity East begins.

Dezember 2018: Internal use

In the future, the electrolyte from the copper tankhouse, among other things, will be heated with industrial heat, saving about 50 million kWh from natural gas each year.

Your Contacts

Angela Seidler

Vice President Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Phone: +49 40 7883-3178 Fax: +49 40 7883-3130

Malte Blombach

Senior Communications Manager, Corporate Communications Phone: +49 40 7883-3037 Fax: +49 40 7883-3003
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