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 energy industry is in transition. While oil remains a reliable raw material, gas, and renewable energies have gained in importance in recent years.
Scarce resources, changed market conditions, and stricter environmental standards call for new, more efficient processes for extracting and processing raw materials. At the same time the end products must remain competitive.
Our Materials Services, Steel Europe, and Plant Technology business areas and the business unit Bearings are facing up to these challenges. We offer customers a global network of specialists in the supply of materials for the oil and gas industry. We have a local presence in all the main oil and gas markets. Our network of sites ensures consistent service quality worldwide. The Plant Technology business area offers a wide portfolio of capabilities for the construction, maintenance, repair, and upgrading of petrochemical plants .
The Materials Services business area operates around 480 sites in 40 countries focused on worldwide materials distribution. Our oil and gas experts have outstanding engineering skills, making them strong partners when it comes to developing tailored solutions for customers. For example we are supplying over 10,000 tons of special plastic-coated line pipe for the construction of a pipeline to Saxony-Anhalt.
For floating production, storage, and offloading units in the offshore oil industry thyssenkrupp designs and builds special slewing rings with huge diameters of up to 18 meters. The rings are manufactured in segments, and connect the tanker with the deposit. Fitted around a revolving turret through which pipes pass from the ship to several points on the seabed, they prevent the pipes from twisting when the ship moves.
Our product portfolio also includes semi-finished products of corrosion-resistant materials such as nickel alloys and stainless steel, as well as parts of drilling tools, and we are the world’s leading supplier of slewing rings. With this broad range of products and services we at thyssenkrupp are the technology partner of choice for many of the biggest companies in the oil and gas sector.