Thyssenkrupp eyes renewable energy self-sufficiency for Spanish site

Thyssenkrupp Materials Services has made progress in ensuring its Spanish service centre in El Puig is fit for climate-neutral energy operation on the basis of an extensive photovoltaic system.

The first 525 solar panels have been installed to make the most of the around 300 powerful days per year of sunshine in the region, Kallanish learns. The electricity generated by seven inverters already covers 35% of the site’s energy requirements. The installation of a further 1,300 solar panels will be completed next year. The company will then be producing solar power equivalent to the full amount of its own needs, and also will supply other consumers in the region.

El Puig will be the first operating site of tk Materials Services to operate on a climate-neutral basis. The firm intends to make all 260 warehouse sites in various countries climate-neutral by 2030.

Tk Materials Services has also agreed to extend the existing strategic cooperation with Spanish company Industria de Turbo Propulsores (ITP) until the end of 2024. ITP is an operator and manufacturer of aircraft engine turbines, components and associated services for the aerospace sector. Tk Materials units tk Aerospace and tk Materials UK will extend the supply of stainless steel and nickel products to ITP locations in the UK, Poland, Spain, India and Mexico. The extended agreement was signed at this week’s Farnborough Airshow.

The German-based group announced another deal in the aerospace sector with Deutsche Aircraft. Tk Aerospace has signed up for a strategic partnership to develop a material supply chain solution for the D328eco aircraft. Tk Aerospace will be responsible for the design of the material planning and procurement processes between multiple material and sub-tier suppliers.

Christian Koehl Germany