Bilfinger GreyLogix becomes Bilfinger Life Science Automation GmbH

 

Our company’s name changes : Bilfinger GreyLogix GmbH  becomes Bilfinger Life Science Automation GmbH. This change of name reflects yet another step in our efforts to consistently focus on customer needs in the pharmaceutical, nutrition and environmental market segments.

 

Design–Build–Run

With our “design-build-run” approach, we provide process equipment and plants from planning to commissioning. To ensure the reliable operation of your equipment, we provide data-based maintenance solutions in support centres.

 

We offer our customers a one-stop shop for professional solutions without interface losses and with clearly assigned responsibilities, while at the same time keeping supplier management costs to a minimum.

Bilfinger and Hydrogenious become partners to enable safe and efficient hydrogen transport

 
  • Strategic partnership for industrial scaling of Hydrogenious’ LOHC plant systems
  • Joint large-volume hydrogen projects to be realised

International industrial services provider Bilfinger and LOHC market pioneer Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies (“Hydrogenious LOHC”) are entering into a strategic partnership and pooling their complementary expertise. The companies aim to make green hydrogen commercially available on a large scale in Europe by offering a turnkey, stationary Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) plant infrastructure based on Hydrogenious’ proprietary technology. For the owners or operators of these systems of hydrogen storage and hydrogen release facilities, the partners aim to provide one-stop services in engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) and maintenance.
“As long-term partners at equal level, we want to contribute to further advancing the energy transition,” says Christina Johansson, Interim CEO and CFO of Bilfinger. “Green hydrogen plays a crucial role as a sustainable energy source for our customers and for European countries to achieve their climate goals. With the appropriate scaling, Hydrogenious’ LOHC technology can become a game-changing solution for this.”
“With Bilfinger, we are gaining our partner of choice for the turnkey construction of large-scale LOHC plants with comprehensive expertise in engineering, installation and maintenance,” says Dr Daniel Teichmann, founder and CEO of Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies. “Our partnership positions us perfectly for the market ramp-up in the hydrogen economy. By further improving the competitiveness of our technology through scale-up and standardisation, all players in the future green hydrogen value chains will benefit.”
For the flexible transport of hydrogen, Hydrogenious’ LOHC technology is both an efficient and safe solution: In its storage plants, the hydrogen is chemically bonded to the LOHC material benzyltoluene, a thermal oil. This carrier oil can be transported under ambient conditions in conventional and existing logistics infrastructures comparable to the delivery of e.g. petroleum or diesel. Once at the hydrogen consumer, the hydrogen is released from the LOHC in Hydrogenious’ release plants (in the appropriate purity as required), while the carrier material is reused many hundreds of times in the cycle. Thus, the Hydrogenious LOHC technology has significant advantages over other technologies for transporting hydrogen.
Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies had shipped its first LOHC storage and release facilities for commercial use to the US in 2018. A demonstration plant was previously in operation at Fraunhofer IAO in Stuttgart. Construction of an industrial-scale LOHC storage plant at Chempark Dormagen (North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne) is scheduled to begin in 2023/2024 – at the same time the world’s largest facility of this kind (hydrogen storage in LOHC: approx.  1,800 tonnes per year). For the construction of the plant, Bilfinger is providing services in the areas of basic engineering, civil engineering and support in applying for permits at the chemical park.

About Bilfinger
Bilfinger is a leading international industrial services provider. The Group enhances the efficiency of assets, ensures a high level of availability and reduces maintenance costs. The portfolio covers the entire value chain from consulting, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, maintenance and plant expansion to turnarounds and also includes environmental technologies and digital applications.
The company delivers its services in two service lines: Engineering & Maintenance and Technologies. Bilfinger is primarily active in Europe, North America and the Middle East. Process industry customers come from sectors that include chemicals & petrochemicals, energy & utilities, oil & gas, pharma & biopharma, metallurgy and cement. With its ~ 30,000 employees, Bilfinger upholds the highest standards of safety and quality and generated revenue of €3.5 billion in financial year 2020.

Contact
Bilfinger SE
Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
Esther Döringer
Telefon +49 621 459-2640
esther.doeringer@bilfinger.com

About Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies
Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies adds the missing link to high-performing hydrogen value chains globally. Based on its proprietary and proven Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology with benzyltoluene as carrier medium, Hydrogenious LOHC allows for superior, flexible hydrogen supply to consumers in industry and mobility across the globe – utilizing conventional liquid-fuel infrastructure. The leading LOHC pioneer offers (de-)hydrogenation turnkey plants (EPC), Operation & Maintenance and LOHC logistics services – ensuring safe, easy and efficient hydrogen storage, transport and distribution. The German-based SME was awarded with i.a. “The Innovation Prize of the German Economy” and has been recognized on the “Global Cleantech 100” list since 2018 and as “Technology Pioneer 2021” by the World Economic Forum. With its >120 staff members and investors AP Ventures, Royal Vopak, Winkelmann Group, Mitsubishi Corporation, Covestro, JERA Americas, Temasek, Hyundai Motor

Company, Chevron Technology Ventures and Pavilion Capital, the midstream player is a major enabler and accelerator for the energy transition. www.hydrogenious.net

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Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies GmbH
Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications
Birka Friedrich
Mobile +49 (0)1605619001
birka.friedrich@hydrogenious.net

For more cyber security – partnership between Bilfinger GreyLogix and Nozomi Networks

 
  • Enable OT & IoT security through in depth visibility
  • Increase asset efficiency, through monitored connectivity
  • Robust and industry proven high tech innovation

Nozomi Networks Inc., the leader in OT and IoT security, and Bilfinger Greylogix GmbH, a leading European automation and industrial IT/OT system integrator, are proud to announce a partnership enabling smooth integration of the Nozomi Networks monitoring and intrusion detection system technology (IDS) into Bilfinger GreyLogix customers’ base.

As an operating technology (OT) system integrator, Bilfinger Greylogix has built +20 years of expertise in the operation networks of many large industrial players. With the practical experience and customer’s proximity, we have the skills at hand for a successful implementation of the advanced technology supplied by Nozomi Network.

Recognized as the market leader in OT and IoT security, Nozomi Networks is valued for superior operational visibility, advanced OT and IoT threat detection and strength across deployments. Nozomi Networks solutions support more than 43 million devices in thousands of installations across Oil & Gas, energy, manufacturing, mining, transportation, utilities, building automation, smart cities and critical infrastructure. Nozomi Networks products are deployable onsite and in the cloud and span IT, OT and IoT to automate the hard work of inventorying, visualizing and monitoring industrial control networks through the innovative use of artificial intelligence. Use cases stretch beyond cybersecurity, and include trouble shooting, asset management and predictive maintenance.

Together we help our customers become resilient against cyber security attacks and prepare them for the future where increased connectivity is going to play a vital role in order to stay efficient and competitive.

“Over the last few years, we received multiple inquiries from our customers on how to integrate the cutting edge OT security technology into their infrastructure. After a thorough market analysis, we have selected Nozomi Networks innovative technology as the forerunner within its field.  It has broad integration potential and an open architecture that enables us to address customer specific needs. “ Kristof Van Wauwe, Business developer Bilfinger Greylogix

 “As industrial organizations across Europe embrace digitalization, Cyber Security for their operational networks has become a priority,” said Marcus Josefsson, Nozomi Networks Vice President of Sales for EMEA. “We are pleased to team with Bilfinger Greylogix to provide customers with effective solution for OT and IoT visibility and security, with the assurance of delivery through a highly respected partner.”

 Digitalization and increased connectivity will enable customers to operate more efficiently and reduce life cycle cost. Artificial intelligence, remote connections, Smart devices, Big Data are promising technologies: however, they require increased connectivity that opens digital doors for new risks.

Recent attacks showed how having visibility in the network, real time coverage of anomalies and vulnerabilities and a recovery plan to manage incidents, has become more and more important to guarantee operational reliance and minimize the impacts for the business. While this security strategic approach is already common sense in many corporate IT infrastructures, at the OT level, we experience the need for specific tools and in-depth automation expertise to understand the system limitations and execution pitfalls. Hardware replacement or upgrade of software in production is CAPEX intensive; downtime is costly or even impossible.

Selection of the right implementation partner is crucial for success in achieving desired outcomes. Requirements needs to be defined, networks configured, sensors placed, wires connected, reports and feedback organized in a structured manner. Analyzing the alerts and translating them into practical recommendations ready for field technicians’ action, will make your assets better protected and easier to operate.

For this reason, Bilfinger Greylogix selected Nozomi Networks as trusted partner in the OT and IoT security. Their cutting-edge technology will enable our customers with better OT network visibility, advanced monitoring functionality with clear reporting and integration potential and high scalability.

About Nozomi Networks

Nozomi Networks accelerates digital transformation by protecting the world’s critical infrastructure, industrial and government organizations from cyber threats. Our solution delivers exceptional network and asset visibility, threat detection, and insights for OT and IoT environments. Customers rely on us to minimize risk and complexity while maximizing operational resilience.

About Bilfinger Greylogix

With our Headquarters in Flensburg, Germany, we are a system integrator that support our customers in the full life cycle of their integrated control and safety systems, OT network, and SCADA or MER infrastructure. Through our 20+ locations across Europe we bring our expertise to various asset owners in the Oil and Gas, (Petro-) Chemical, Life science and Energy industries.

For more info or questions, send your inquiry now to Sales.greylogix@Bilfinger.com

Bilfinger modifies plants for Corona vaccine production

 
  • Delivery and assembly of systems, valves and piping
  • Fast deployment of plant components and skilled personnel, ensuring on-time project execution

Bilfinger supported a well-known pharmaceutical industry client with the modification of plants for the industrial production of a Corona virus vaccine. In record time and under intense time pressure, the Bilfinger team delivered and installed systems, valves and piping for the conversion of the plant. The plant had previously been used to manufacture other products for the biotech industry.

“We are honored to be able to contribute to the fight against the Corona pandemic with this project,” says Lars Malter, CEO at Bilfinger Industrietechnik Salzburg GmbH. “As a long-standing partner to the pharmaceutical industry, we have an experienced team and a reliable network of suppliers, enabling us to deliver the required components at very short notice. Time, after all, is a decisive factor in the production of the vaccine.”

The team from the Austrian subsidiary Bilfinger Industrietechnik Salzburg delivered and installed systems, valves and piping. A range of substances required for the vaccine production process will flow through the pipelines. Bilfinger won the order at very short notice and carried out the work within just a few months.

Lars Malter: “The greatest challenge we faced was to quickly purchase the necessary parts, get them to the site and assemble them. As a result of the enormous time pressure, planning and construction took place simultaneously at the construction site – a unique situation also for us as a service provider for the project.”

Corona vaccines are making a vital contribution to the fight against the Covid 19 pandemic (source: WHO). To contain the pandemic and to ensure people have individual protection from the virus, it is now necessary to produce and administer billions of doses of vaccine in a short period of time. It would normally take several years to develop a vaccine – time that, if taken, would cost countless lives in the Covid 19 pandemic. Several manufacturers around the world have therefore successfully developed vaccines against the Corona virus in absolute record time.

Bilfinger Industrietechnik Salzburg designs, manufactures and erects pipelines, plants and systems for the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors in various countries around the world. The range of services covers the entire lifecycle of a plant – from concept to installation, commissioning and maintenance. With forward-looking products such as the Qubicon® advanced process monitoring and control software, Bilfinger Industrietechnik Salzburg is a partner for the intelligent bioprocess technology of tomorrow.

Bilfinger and Umincorp sign letter of intent for plastic recycling facilities

 
  • Partnership to construct several facilities for more efficient recycling of plastics
  • Bilfinger to execute engineering, procurement and construction
  • Innovative recycling process with 40% higher recovery of plastics

Industrial services provider Bilfinger and recycling tech company Umincorp have signed a letter of intent for a long-term EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) partnership. The aim is to jointly realize several plastic recycling facilities based on Umincorp’s new, unique and patented Magnetic Density Separation (MDS) technology. The Umincorp MDS recycling process has a 40% higher recovery of plastics and a 10% higher output quality than currently used recycling processes. After the successful commissioning of the first industrial-scale MDS recycling facility in Amsterdam, Bilfinger will now support Umincorp in standardizing their plant concept for international expansion.

“We are looking forward to collaborating with Umincorp in contributing to less plastic waste and better recycling”, says Wim van den Brink, CEO at Bilfinger Tebodin. “With our expertise, Umincorp will be able to quickly scale up the construction of recycling facilities around the world.”

The Dutch subsidiary Bilfinger Tebodin will execute the engineering, procurement and construction for the realization of the MDS facilities. The German subsidiary Bilfinger Greylogix will support them with their expertise in plant automation and process control in implementing remote control technologies in the recycling facilities to establish cost-effective maintenance solutions.

Jaap Vandehoek, CEO at Umincorp: “We selected Bilfinger as our EPC partner because they are a flexible and reliable partner with high quality and safety standards. They look beyond “just” providing a turnkey solution, but also take into account the smart operation and maintenance of the future facilities right from the start.”

The first project of Bilfinger and Umincorp will likely be a second facility in the Netherlands that is currently being developed. The joint project could be the foundation of the international expansion, establishing best practices for the design, engineering, procurement and collaboration with local suppliers. For example, installing pre-fabricated equipment modules instead of many separate pieces of equipment in the recycling facilities could help speed up their construction.

Bilfinger convinced Umincorp with their partnership approach: Bilfinger will team up with Umincorp to ensure the realization of all new facilities is within budget, time and the desired recycling quality through the correct application of their MDS technology. To achieve this, Bilfinger will utilize the capabilities of the equipment vendors and local partners as much as possible. The EPC partnership will enable Umincorp to focus on project initiation, R&D and operation. Based on the standardization approach, Bilfinger will continuously work on improving CAPEX and OPEX of the facilities.

Umincorp was established in 2012 and has brought the MDS technology to industrial performance levels, demonstrated in their up and running MDS facility in Amsterdam. In 2018, Ikea stepped in as a shareholder to further grow the MDS technology. The MDS and the Umincorp plant concept are available to the market through direct purchase or partnerships in targeted markets. To accelerate and further standardize the Umincorp plant concept, Balance (based in Amsterdam) successfully guided Umincorp through the tender process of selecting Bilfinger as EPC partner for the realization of multiple MDS facilities globally.

Yearly, around 300 million tons of plastics are produced on earth, representing a raw material value of more than $100 billion. Most of it is used for less than 15 minutes, as a large part of all plastics is related to packaging. After usage, around 30% of the plastic ends up in rivers and oceans – the equivalent of one garbage truck full of plastic each minute. Around 10% of the plastic waste is incinerated and 40% is landfilled. 20% is collected for recycling, but this is more downcycling, as only 5% of the recycled plastic really flows back into the economy as new raw material due to the low recovery and the poor output quality. Umincorp’s disruptive plastic recycling technology recovers 40% more plastics and the output has such a high purity that it can be used for packaging again.