Slewing bearings and rings from thyssenkrupp are essential construction and connecting elements for machines. They are used in wind turbines, cranes, excavators, telescopes, solar and tidal power plants. Our products are developed and designed exactly in accordance with our customers' requirements. Working closely together, we find solutions which are unique in terms of design, material properties, and performance.
Oil and gas – a local presence worldwide
The global energy supply is undergoing radical change.
In addition to oil and gas as raw materials, energy generation through renewable energies has gained immense relevance in recent years. In addition to efficient and climate-friendly energy generation, the current focus is also on security of supply.
Resource scarcity, changing market conditions and stricter environmental guidelines require new efficient processes for the extraction and processing of raw materials. At the same time, the resulting end products must remain competitive.
With our Materials Services, Steel Europe, thyssenkrupp Uhde and thyssenkrupp rothe erde businesses we are meeting these challenges:
thyssenkrupp Materials Services has around 380 locations in over 30 countries for the global distribution and trading of materials and raw materials. Our oil and gas experts stand out for their great expertise and outstanding engineering capabilities. This makes them strong partners when it comes to individual solutions for customers. For example, we supplied almost 10,000 tons of line pipe with special plastic coating for the construction of a pipeline to Saxony-Anhalt. The portfolio also includes consulting services to prepare customers for the increasingly challenging energy markets and optimize the supply of electricity, natural gas and industrial gases.
For durable and robust line pipes to carry water, oil, gas and hydrogen, thyssenkrupp Steel Europe offers a tailored portfolio of hot-rolled steels.
thyssenkrupp Uhde has many years of experience in the field of refining technology, i.e. atmospheric or vacuum distillation. In recent years we have realized a number of newbuild and revamp projects based on our own or third-party process technology. In addition, thyssenkrupp Uhde has a rich portfolio for turnkey construction, maintenance and repair for corresponding plants.
For mobile production, storage and loading units in the oil production industry, thyssenkrupp rothe erde develops and produces special slewing bearings with enormous diameters of up to 25 meters. These are manufactured in segments. The slewing bearing connects the tanker with the storage facilities: A rotating tower is mounted inside, through which the lines lead from the ship to several oil wells on the seabed at the same time. In this way, the production pipes do not twist even when the position is changed.