ABB, EKZ GETEC and Jura Cement have signed an agreement to install an ABB system at the Wildegg AG cement plant, which generates power from waste heat. The advanced solution is based on ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle). Once the system is in operation, the plant energy costs at the Wildegg plant will be reduced dramatically. Jura
Cement will have to purchase about 20 % less electricity. EKZ GETEC is financing the system. It is also supported by the Swiss Federal Department of Energy within its program “EnergySwitzerland” as an energy strategical project. Marcel Bieri, production manager at Jura Cement, says: “We will be able to generate 14 400 MWh of electric power using ABB’s waste heat recovery system.” The turnkey power station order includes design, project management, delivery, installation and commissioning and is scheduled to be started up in November 2013.