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Turbomachinery and power plant engineering

The capital region has a worldwide unique concentration of global actors in the field of turbomachinery and power plant engineering. The density of turbomachinery manufacturers is the highest in Europe.

About the Capital Region

„The extremely high density of turbomachinery manufacturers and suppliers in the Berlin-Brandenburg region of expertise offers an outstanding basis for the collaborative development and implementation of trendsetting technology.“

Sascha Reinkober
Sascha ReinkoberHead of Central Office, Fraunhofer Innovation Cluster »LCE for Turbomachines«

Strong Industry

  • One of the world's leading industrial regions for manufacturing and servicing turbomachinery
  • Outstanding opportunities and sales potential for innovative and specialized suppliers
  • Production of the currently largest and most powerful gas turbine in the world
  • Production of the world's largest geared compressor
  • Excellence in balancing and adjusting extremely fast rotating shafts and wheels
  • Innovative solutions and applications in the manufacture, maintenance, overhaul, and modernization of prototype and component test turbomachinery (e.g. gas turbine burner testing center/Clean Energy Center from Siemens and Rolls-Royce's Mechanical Test Operations Center)
  • High competence in the environmentally friendly optimization of power plant technology

In the area of turbomachinery, companies in the region form a complete value added chain from research and development, via production, through to design, planning, installation, as well as MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul):

  • Alstom Power Service GmbH
  • MAN Diesel & Turbo SE
  • MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH
  • Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co. KG
  • Siemens AG – gas turbine plant

In the field of power plant technology, industrial technology users are primarily trailblazers, among others, in flexible power plants running on conventional fuels:

  • Vattenfall
  • GASAG
  • ENERTRAG
  • GE Energy Power Conversion
  • Schneider Electric
     

Excellent research

  • In the Energy Laboratory of the HFI - TU Berlin innovative combustion technologies for tomorrow's gas turbines are tested and developed.
  • As part of an SFB project, the use of Otto cycle combustion in gas turbines is being investigated.
  • The ERC project "Greenest" deals with ultra-lean combustion. As part of an ERC proof of concept project, the combustion of biogas and hydrogen with pure oxygen is being researched.
  • The BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg unites numerous departments that deal with power plant technology.
  • In the Fraunhofer Innovation Cluster "Life Cycle Engineering for Turbomachinery", numerous research institutions and industry partners have joined forces to explore materials and technologies for turbomachinery in the aviation and energy industries.