MAGDEBURG, Germany (Press Release) -GETEC heat power AG will supply the paper mill Reflex GmbH Co. KG in Düren with steam from a highly efficient heating plant in the future. With the new steam generation plant, the paper mill will be supplied with up to 15 tons of steam per hour. The contract for the new power generation plant, which was constructed by GETEC on an energy service contracting basis and will be operated for ten years, was signed on 21 May 2015 in Düren.
In February 2015, the paper mill was taken over by German investors led by a private consortium of families and the long-standing paper processing company May + Spies. The company will invest several million euros in the mill over the next few years and expand the production. As part of the restructuring, the company will rely on its own supply of steam in the future. Up until now, Reflex obtained its supply from a neighbouring company.
With its concept of a steam supply system that can be extended modularly, the energy service provider GETEC heat power AG was able to convince Reflex. The new system delivers up to 15 tons of steam per hour. "With our tailor-made energy supply solution, we have developed a concept that optimally covers the energy needs of Reflex and at the same time has enough capacity to allow for production to be expanded," said Volker Schulz, CEO of GETEC heat power AG, when the contract was signed on 21 May 2015 in Düren.
To safeguard the future of the site in the long term, the economic efficiency of the new energy supply system played an important role. The new system is resource-efficient. It offers high availability and reliability for the supply of the required steam for paper production.
Like Mr Schulz, Hariolf Koeder, Managing Director of Reflex GmbH Co. KG, considers the signed contract a success. "With this environmentally friendly steam supply system, Reflex is investing in the future. What was important to us was not only a demand-based, flexible energy solution, but also the experience of our partner."
However, it was not only the technical concept that convinced the management of the paper mill: GETEC constructs and operates the system on an energy service contracting basis. This means that all services are provided by GETEC, from planning and construction through financing, operation, maintenance and servicing. Reflex will receive a true all-round carefree package for ten years and - relieved of the tasks of obtaining energy - can focus on its core competencies. With GETEC, the paper mill has brought a strong and powerful partner on board. The energy service provider has more than 20 years of experience and is the market leader in energy service contracting.
GETEC heat power AG
The energy service provider was founded in Magdeburg in 1993. Today, it is the market leader in energy service contracting, the assumption of energy service and supply performances. GETEC is active throughout Germany, in Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, the Benelux union and the Czech Republic. GETEC heat power AG supplies heat, steam, refrigeration and electric power to industrial operations and complex properties in an efficient and environmentally friendly fashion. The company has already built more than 1,500 facilities. The energy service contracting models offered by GETEC are tailor-made and cost-efficient energy supply solutions, with which the customers are relieved of the investment costs and GETEC takes charge of the operation, maintenance and fuel management. GETEC heat power AG is part of the GETEC Group and together with its affiliated companies offers a wide range of individual services in the liberalised energy market.
Reflex GmbH Co. KG
Reflex GmbH Co. KG, Düren/Germany, produces and distributes high-quality, uncoated papers. For more than 150 years paper has been produced at this site. It offers the right type of paper for many applications. The papers can be supplied with a watermark on request, are suitable for many graphical applications (company brochures, catalogues, books etc.) and marketed under ZANDERS premium by Reflex. In addition, Reflex GmbH Co. KG produces artist papers for many painting and drawing techniques. These papers are marketed under the umbrella brand Schoellerhammer Fine Art by Reflex. Papers for labels and special applications such as highly creped papers for masking tapes complete the product portfolio. The papers are distributed worldwide.