High energy efficiency is obligatory for industries to stay competitive

– said the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Fatih Birol in the frame of World Economic Forum 2024 this week:

Investments in energy efficiency are the most important now. In most cases, they pay back in 2-3 years… Even regardless of climate, just for our pockets, for our energy security, and also remain competitive. The companies who do NOT put enough emphasis on energy efficiency will be less competitive vis-a-vis others. This is a real fact now”.

With SET Sustainable Energy Technologies GmbH, the energy efficiency goal is more realistic than ever nowadays. Read our article about SETCON variable-speed drive to find energy benefits for your industry: “Why SETCON is the most energy efficient VSD on market”

Why SETCON is one of the most energy efficient VSD on market – Sustainable Energy Technologies GmbH

SET encourages the efficiency revolution in the variable-speed drive market

In Inspirational Role Models Month, SET Sustainable Energy Technologies GmbH aims to remind the importance of constant development. Improve the performance of both, #new_business and #retrofit projects with SETCON variable-speed gearbox.

For #retrofit projects, SETCON Servos increase the total Drive train power by app. 15% without necessary Main Drive modifications. With the matching footprint with geared fluid couplings, SETCON can reuse the anchor points to make the implementation even more cost- and time-effective. The installation may be done without major foundation changes and within only 15 days on average (for further information see: SET project with swb Erzeugung AG, Germany).

SETCON variable speed gearbox would also benefit the #new_business projects with its energy efficiency up to 97% and highly competitive efficiency in a partial load. SETCON design may include an integrated lubrication oil system to supply a Main drive and a Driven Machine inclusively. And with very small low-voltage electronics, SETCON has a very compact packaging size.

For SET as a company, the ultimate goal is to take a new, advanced, and reliable path in drive technology.

SET Sustainable Energy Technologies GmbH aims to remind the importance of constant development. Improve the performance of both, #new_business and #retrofit projects with #SETCON variable-speed gearbox

It is important to bring inspiration to both the working team and the industry in general. At SET, we encourage R&D to continuously innovate our variable-speed technology. SETCON ensures minimal energy losses to provide the market with one of the most efficient and sustainable solutions,” comments Maximilian Hehenberger, the SET COO.

Inspirational Role Models Month is celebrated every November to remind the significance of a leading example in any community.

New SETCON installation for Additional Crude Oil Booster Pump at Petroleum Development Oman L.L.C in the Sultanate of Oman

Our company SET Sustainable Energy Technologies GmbH is delighted to announce to be selected by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) for the implementation of a SETCON electro-mechanical variable-speed gearbox for the Nahada-1 Booster Station at Fahud Plant in Oman.

In this project, Sulzer Ltd. will be responsible for the delivery of the complete new crude oil booster pump string, involving a high-efficient SETCON SC4A unit. Furthermore, the companies Arabian Industries Projects L.L.C. and PETROFAC E&C Oman L.L.C. have been awarded as main contractor and engineering subcontractor respectively

The SETCON unit itself has an output power capacity of app. 4.1 MW and output speed of app. 4,850 rpm. Furthermore, it is designed to operate at ambient outdoor temperature conditions ranging from 5°C to 60°C, with a lube oil system referring to API 614 STD  and a machinery protection system acc. API 670 STD.

SETCON was considered as the best solution for this application, due to its high efficiency performance, low voltage electronics and optimized installation space for potential follow-up retrofit projects. By choosing SETCON solution, PDO Petroleum Development Oman L.L.C. demonstrates their commitment to sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint.

Oman government has been taking steps towards energy efficiency and zero-carbon for years through several initiatives and policies aimed at reducing carbon emissions, as well as and increasing the use of renewable energy sources. Furthermore, the Omani government has implemented a number of energy efficiency measures, such as introducing regulations for energy-efficient buildings and appliances, promoting public transportation, and encouraging energy conservation practices in industries.

This project aligns with Oman’s efforts towards energy efficiency and sustainability, including their goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement objective of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. We are proud to be a part of this important initiative and look forward to continuing to contribute to a sustainable future for Oman.

About Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is the leading exploration and production company in the Sultanate of Oman. We deliver the majority of the country’s crude oil production and natural gas supply, but above all we focus on delivering excellence, growth and sustainable value creation within and well beyond our industry. The company is owned by the Government of Oman (which has a 60% interest), the Shell Group (which has a 34% interest), Total (which has a 4% interest) and Partex (which has a 2% interest). Gas fields and processing plants are operated by PDO exclusively on behalf of the Government

New SETCON installation for Additional Crude Oil Booster Pump at Petroleum Development Oman L.L.C in the Sultanate of Oman

About SULZER

Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering and chemical processing applications. They specialize in energy-efficient pumping, agitation, mixing, separation, purification, crystallization and polymerization technologies for fluids of all types. Their solutions enable carbon emission reductions, development of polymers from biological sources, recycling of plastic waste and textiles, and efficient power storage. Sulzer’s customers benefit from their commitment to innovation, performance and quality through their responsive network of 180 excellent manufacturing facilities and service centres across the globe. Sulzer is headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834.

SETCON SE6 variable-speed gearbox will be implemented by RWE Generation SE at HKM Thermal Power Plant Duisburg-Huckingen in Germany

SET (Sustainable Energy Technologies) GmbH is delighted to announce the receipt of an order from the international energy company RWE Generation SE. The project will be implemented at the HKM thermal power plant Duisburg-Huckingen, Germany. It involves the replacement of an existing Voith R17 KGS hydro-dynamic geared coupling with the highly efficient SETCON® – electro-mechanical variable speed gearbox.

With a rated power of 5 750 kW and a rated output speed of 6 282 rpm, SETCON® is perfectly suited to meet on-site conditions, due to the matching gearbox footprint, which reduces implementation time and effort substantially. Furthermore, it will deliver significant energy savings compared to the status quo, with an average energy saving of more than 1 000 kW continuously.

In addition to the immediate benefits of increased efficiency, this project has the potential to lead to a follow-up order from RWE after the successful operation of this first SETCON® unit. This represents a major step forward in the efforts of SET GmbH together with RWE to reduce energy consumption and to promote sustainable practices in the power generation industry.

Energy efficiency is critical as it minimizes the amount of energy required, leading to lower energy costs, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and improved energy security. Most recent investigations also confirm that energy efficiency is one of the most powerful methods for reducing energy-related emissions. Therefore, governments and organizations globally are enhancing energy efficiency through various policies and initiatives to set maximum energy efficiency levels for products and buildings. These initiatives have further promoted the utilization of energy-efficient technologies and practices, reducing energy consumption, emissions, and costs. SET GmbH is proud to be contributing to the shift towards energy efficiency and is confident that SETCON® technology will play an important role in meeting the growing demand for sustainable and environmentally relevant solutions.

SETCON SE6 variable-speed gearbox will be implemented by RWE Generation SE at HKM Thermal Power Plant Duisburg-Huckingen in Germany

About RWE
RWE is leading the way to a green energy world. With an extensive investment and growth
strategy, the company will expand its powerful, green generation capacity to 50 gigawatts internationally by 2030. RWE is investing more than
€50 billion gross for this purpose in this decade. The portfolio is based on offshore and onshore wind, solar, hydrogen, batteries, biomass, and gas. RWE Supply & Trading provides tailored energy solutions for large customers. RWE has locations in the attractive markets of Europe, North America, and the Asia-Pacific region. The company is responsibly phasing out nuclear energy and coal. Government-mandated phaseout roadmaps have been defined for both energy sources. RWE employs around 19,000 people worldwide and has a clear target: to get to net zero by 2040. On its way there, the company has set itself ambitious targets for all activities that cause greenhouse gas emissions. The Science Based Targets initiative has confirmed that these emission reduction targets are in line with the Paris Agreement. Very much in the spirit of the company’s purpose: Our energy for a sustainable life. https://www.rwe.com/

About HKM GmbH
Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann GmbH has a core workforce of 3,000 employees and 191 trainees. The company produces 4.2 million tons of steel a year, which is processed into a wide range of everyday products, such as car bodies, washing machines and wind turbines. https://www.hkm.de/

About SETCON®
SETCON® is SET’s proprietary electro-mechanical variable-speed gearbox designated to control the speed of large pumps and compressors. Compared to other variable-speed concepts, SETCON shows the highest overall efficiency and it is pioneering in terms of reliability and flexibility. Additionally, thanks to its matching footprint, SETCON is the ideal solution to replace low-efficient hydro-dynamic geared couplings.

New SET Partnership in Germany with Hasske und Meermann Antriebstechnik GmbH (HuM)

SET GmbH and Hasske and Meermann Antriebstechnik GmbH (HuM) have recently reached an agreement to work together as selling partners. HuM will support SET to acquire customer projects in Northern and Central Germany.

The company HuM has many years of experience and market knowledge in sales of drive technology products for different industrial applications, such as heavy-duty gearboxes and couplings for the steel industry and turbo gearboxes and high-speed couplings for turbines, compressors and pumps. HuM is representing and supporting the local business of its brand partners with a reputation of great dedication and expertise both to OEM and end-customers.

Together with the excellent market knowledge and experience of HuM, we look forward to bringing a lasting advantage and highest overall efficiency to the industry with our modern variable-speed drives “SETCON”.

SET GmbH and Hasske and Meermann Antriebstechnik GmbH (HuM) have recently reached an agreement to work together as selling partners. HuM will support SET to acquire customer projects in Northern and Central Germany.
SET GmbH and Hasske and Meermann Antriebstechnik GmbH (HuM) have recently reached an agreement to work together as selling partners. HuM will support SET to acquire customer projects in Northern and Central Germany.

About H u. M Hasske und Meermann Antriebstechnik GmbH (HuM)

The company HuM was founded in the year 1966. From 5 locations in Germany HuM serves over 5.000 active customers and offers a coordinated product range from first-class manufacturers with regional added value. The distribution of individual components, ready-to-install assemblies and customized concepts is a core competence of HuM.
For further information please visit: https://www.hasskeundmeermann.de

Second SET Partnership in 2022 with Termall Poland

After the partnership contract with the American company Kraft Werks Engineering (KWE) early this year, SET Sustainable Energy Technologies GmbH (SET) is delighted to announce the second partnership with the Polish company Termall. During this period of severe energy and climate crisis, SET is pleased to find this great new partner from EU, who shares the same business philosophy as SET and dedicates themselves into new technologies for a sustainable green future.

Termall is a family business with a 30-year tradition in the city of Bełchatów, Poland and has a great standing in the Polish power plant and general industry market. Termall is dedicated to service, maintenance, supervision, commissioning and operation in various industry fields, with an impressive track record. Like SET, the work of Termall is based on the highest industrial standards and strict principles. With references all over Poland and neighboring countries in different areas, Termall is an ideal partner to support SET in the aspiration to increase efficiency in the power market.

The most important number of the climate crisis is CO2 emissions and actions need to be done urgently to reduce it. According to the statistic from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in July, the atmospheric CO2 in parts per million has reached 415.6 ppm, which is 65.6ppm above the safe level for climate stabilization. As the UN secretary-general António Guterres during the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in July:” “Half of humanity is in the danger zone, from floods, droughts, extreme storms and wildfires. No nation is immune,” therefore, it is critical to find a solution to reduce the high CO2 emission now.

This new cooperation will guarantee both companies an improved access to the Polish energy market and supports their intention to make a sustainable contribution to energy efficiency and CO2 reduction.

Due to the high demand for efficient solutions in the energy sector and SETCON’s unique selling proposition in terms of efficiency and installation space, all parties look forward to the cooperation with confidence.

Second SET Partnership in 2022 with Termall Poland

About SETCON®

SETCON® is an electro-mechanical variable-speed gearbox designed to control the speed of large pumps and compressors. Compared to other geared variable-speed concepts, SETCON shows the highest overall efficiency and it is pioneering in terms of reliability and durability. Additionally, thanks to its compact footprint, SETCON is the ideal solution to replace existing drives.

About Termall

The company Termall located in Bełchatów was founded in the year 1991. Termall has an established position on the market in the area of energy, especially in the production sector, environmental protection and the implementation of new technologies. For more information about Termall, please click here: http://termall.pl/

Our next SET event in virtual!

SET is honored to be invited by Austrian Chinese Business Association (ACBA) to join “ACBA Webinar-Reihe: Kärnten – Guangxi” tomorrow and present our solution for the better energy efficiency – #SETCON, electro-mechanical variable speed gearbox.

Besides this special Webinar, we will also join the “Innovation Hub Taiwan” and #greentechdays held by ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA TaiwanAUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA and Enterprise Europe Network Austria in the following weeks.

We are looking forward to meeting you at these Webinars!

Our next SET event in virtual!