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We are your interdisciplinary partner for handling your project portfolio, from small to large and complex projects. Our services cover the entire life cycle of the project, from the concept phase through to construction and commissioning.

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As an industrial service provider with decades of experience, Bilfinger is your partner for the maintenance of process plants. Our maintenance experts ensure the smooth operation of your plants, avoid unplanned plant downtimes and carry out general overhauls with thousands of work steps safely and on time.

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With the Bilfinger Turnaround Solution (BTS), we have developed a method for optimally implementing your turnaround in the process industry. The result is a systematic approach with which you can plan and implement complete general overhauls at various locations over several periods.

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With our Bilfinger Inspection Solution (BIS), we offer you an efficient solution that combines various inspection services and supporting services, all via a single interface. Our experts from various disciplines are at your side at every stage of the plant life cycle - from prefabrication to routine inspections during operation to dismantling - to meet your various inspection requirements.

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Regardless of whether you need engineering for greenfield plants or modification and modernization projects for brownfield plants: We present you with the optimized solution. Our wide range of services includes engineering for process plants, buildings and the entire infrastructure surrounding your industrial plant - from feasibility studies and planning to sound advice and successful implementation.

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Bilfinger offers you tailor-made solutions in scaffolding, insulation, corrosion protection and rope access to maximize your productivity and minimize downtime. Our multidisciplinary approach guarantees safe and efficient services, allowing you to focus on your core business.

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As a competent and manufacturer-independent service provider, we are fully aware of the sensitivity of your production facilities and the importance of electrical, measurement and control technology (EMSR). Benefit from the advantage of obtaining all Bilfinger services from a single source.

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As a service provider for rotating machinery, we support you from the initial concept phase of the production system through to the continuous optimization of your production processes. With our in-house workshops, we can offer our customers tailor-made solutions and guarantee the highest quality and safety. 

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With seven locations and around 220 employees, Bilfinger Switzerland operates as an SME in the industrial services sector. As market leader, Bilfinger Switzerland offers its customers all services in the life cycle of an industrial plant, increases efficiency, ensures high availability and reduces maintenance costs.

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Bilfinger Switzerland is at home in seven locations. The branches extend from the French part of the country, the Welschland, to the German part of Switzerland.

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Bilfinger supports Uniper in pioneering hydrogen pilot project in cavern storage facility

  • Development of sustainable storage solutions for green hydrogen on a commercial scale
  • EPCm contract for Bilfinger follows convincing engineering performance
  • Bilfinger's demonstration plant “H2DRY” enables efficient, large-scale hydrogen treatment

 

Krummhörn, Germany. Bilfinger has been commissioned by energy company Uniper to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm) services for a pioneering hydrogen project in the Krummhörn cavern storage facility in Lower Saxony, Northern Germany. The aim of this research project is to develop a commercial storage solution for green hydrogen on a large scale. Uniper's storage facility will be one of the first of its kind and is the second research project to use the hydrogen processing technology “H2DRY” developed by Bilfinger.

Uniper plans to construct a hydrogen storage facility with a capacity of up to 3,000 m3 in a pilot cavern in the former Krummhörn natural gas storage facility and operate it under real conditions. The knowledge gained during the two-year test phase will form the basis for larger-scale projects and the construction of commercial hydrogen caverns. Bilfinger is supporting the research project with EPCm services for the above-ground plant technology of the hydrogen test cavern. The industrial services provider had already carried out the basic engineering for the project and was selected for the new contract due to its fast, flexible and quality-oriented approach.

“We are proud to support Uniper in the realization of this pioneering project. The project highlights Bilfinger's goal of driving sustainable solutions together with our customers,” says Thomas Schulz, Group CEO of Bilfinger. “Hydrogen storage is one of the key issues in the energy transition. We can draw on our strong and transferable expertise in the gas industry and thus offer our customers added value.”

“In the future, cavern storage facilities could be used to store large quantities of green hydrogen and use it as needed. This would make a significant contribution to securing the future energy supply. Due to our long-standing relationship with Bilfinger, we are pleased that the company is supporting us in breaking new ground for our pilot project,” says Doug Waters, Managing Director Uniper Energy Storage.

The existing storage facilities in Krummhörn were originally designed for natural gas and will have to be converted for the use of hydrogen once new public/legal approvals have been obtained. A team from the Bilfinger Engineering & Maintenance GmbH unit will provide engineering, procurement and construction management services for the planned construction of above-ground hydrogen processing facilities, including the associated peripheral equipment. This includes the planning and commissioning of pipeline systems required for hydrogen transportation between an existing natural gas field pipeline and the storage station.

In addition, Bilfinger is coordinating the delivery and installation of a hydrogen drying system at the site, which was developed by the industrial services provider. The so-called “H2DRY” technology uses a suitable scrubbing liquid to remove water from the hydrogen by absorption, which is created during production in electrolyzers or in contact with moisture in the cavern. If the gas is too moist, this can lead to corrosion on pipes or valves. The technology enables economical and efficient hydrogen treatment on a large scale and is based on Bilfinger's many years of experience in the field of gas storage.

Uniper's pilot cavern in Krummhörn is already the second location where Bilfinger's H2DRY system is being tested: The system is currently being used at the gas storage site in Rüdersdorf near Berlin to test the future possibility of storing hydrogen in underground caverns here too.

The planned above-ground plant technology of the hydrogen pilot cavern in Krummhörn.

Katharina Schönebeck
Manager Group Communications
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