What is particularly exciting for me is the high current and future importance of green and climate-neutral technologies for the cement industry.

Anas Tashteebah
Strategy Professional in the “grey2green“ section, thyssenkrupp Polysius

You work as a strategy professional in the "grey2green" section at thyssenkrupp Polysius. What exactly do you do there and what role does your team's contribution play in the green transformation?

We in the GBMI team ("green business & market intelligence") deal with the collection, analysis and interpretation of information on the global market for decarbonization technologies in the cement industry. In doing so, we monitor global market trends, competitive behavior, customer needs and industry developments in relation to our grey2green portfolio. We make the data and results of the analyses available to g2g stakeholders via cloud-based communication platforms and also provide them with various market intelligence tools such as PowerBI reports and dashboards to support them in their strategic green business development decisions.

What makes your work at thyssenkrupp exciting for you?

What is particularly exciting for me is the high current and future importance of green and climate-neutral technologies for the cement industry. My work in the innovation area and especially in the area of "green market intelligence" is also very diverse and relates to a wide range of green technologies and markets, which I think is great. For me, it is also exciting to interpret and model the broad, diverse and sometimes complex contexts of green markets. This ranges from the environmental needs of customers or total CO2 impact to the maturity of the value chain of decarbonization technologies such as CCS and the associated global infrastructure for transport and storage of CO2.

What does thyssenkrupp and the #GENERATIONTK mean to you?

I have been working at thyssenkrupp for about two years now and I can say that it has been an inspiring and educational professional experience. There is a sense of collaboration and mutual respect here. thyssenkrupp is a place where I feel comfortable and can experience and help shape innovation and progress. I can get involved here and help develop and progress our business. I also think it is excellent that we will support and accompany the industrial green transformation through our grey2green technology portfolio. For me, #GENERATIONTK means work-life balance and a commitment to innovative and sustainable development.

I think being part of a multicultural team widens our view of the world and gives us new tools to solve the projects we develop for our plants and for the customer.

Dr. Ing. Rafael Gella Marin
Technology Manager, thyssenkrupp rothe erde Spain

You work as Technology Manager at thyssenkrupp rothe erde Spain. What exactly do you do there and what role does your team's contribution play in the green transformation?

Our team not only designs and manufactures bearings for the customer but we also streamline the production process and implement measures to improve the energy consumption and the plant performance. For example, we are now developing a project to install solar panels in our plant. 

What makes your work at thyssenkrupp exciting for you?

I enjoy being part of a team where each member belongs to a different department. The fact that each member has different knowledge makes us versatile to solve and implement projects and to learn from each other. For example, when we have to run a homologation process for a new model of a yaw bearing, all the different teams have to work together. From the engineering department developing the technical documentation to the production department crating the best manufacturing plan to meet the customer delivery times and prices, the quality department developing plans to prevent deviations and the logistics department preparing the packaging and the optimal route. This makes us work together and enable us to learn each manufacturing process step.

What does thyssenkrupp and the #GENERATIONTK mean to you?

To me, this means being part of a multicultural team when we work together with other colleagues from the other thyssenkrupp rothe erde plants. I think this widens our view of the world and gives us new tools to solve the projects we develop for our plants and for the customer.

It will be very interesting and exciting to experience the green transformation from the employee perspective at the Duisburg site.

Janaina Solvelino Brum
Reduction metallurgy engineer, thyssenkrupp Steel

You work as an engineer in the 'Technology Ore and Iron' area at thyssenkrupp Steel. What exactly do you do there and what role does your team's contribution play in the green transformation?

As a metallurgist by degree, I evaluate the quality of raw materials and input materials for pig iron production and optimize their use in the production process. The green transformation is an enormous step towards a climate-neutral steel industry, and the construction of the first DR plant, including a melter, is certainly the most important part of this project. This new way of producing pig iron for tk SE also presents our team with new tasks, as we now have to record the quality of the raw materials required for this and the directly reduced iron using different testing methods than before. To this end we are currently expanding our physical/metallurgical laboratory and training our colleagues accordingly. In addition, we are expanding our know-how on the subject of agglomeration processes, as DR plants are mainly operated with pellets instead of sinter, as is the case in our blast furnaces. We are currently equipping our own agglomeration laboratory for this purpose. We also want to investigate alternative processes for agglomerating iron ore, such as briquetting.

What makes your work at thyssenkrupp exciting for you?

I always wanted to be an engineer and chose the right focus. I really like the atmosphere in the industry and I'm always impressed by how versatile steel production is. My work at thyssenkrupp is very dynamic and allows me to collaborate and exchange ideas with my colleagues. As I deal with different topics, this allows me to deepen my knowledge, expand it or learn something new. It will definitely be very interesting and exciting to experience the green transformation from the employee perspective at the Duisburg site.

What does thyssenkrupp and the #GENERATIONTK mean to you?

For me, thyssenkrupp means innovation and sustainability. This combination is the key to success, while creating a climate-neutral future for future generations. For me, #GENERATIONTK stands for the will and solidarity of colleagues who work together and contribute to the successful development and sustainable future of thyssenkrupp.

For me the Green Transformation means that everyone at thyssenkrupp nucera can make an important contribution to it.

Felix Gabriel
Development engineer, thyssenkrupp nucera

You work as a development engineer at thyssenkrupp nucera. What exactly do you do there and what role does your team's contribution play in the green transformation?

I am responsible for the development of automated electrolysis cell assembly at thyssenkrupp nucera. I'm currently setting up a development site in the port of Dortmund with NCAlab. Here we are developing innovative solutions for alkaline water electrolysis (AWE) cell assembly and qualifying them for industrial use. We develop improvements in manual cell assembly as well as concepts and solutions for automated assembly. This will enable us to reduce costs and significantly accelerate cell assembly as well as our production capacity. Specifically, we are currently aiming for a supply chain of an annual electrolysis capacity of five GW. In the long term we will thus contribute to lower costs for green hydrogen and significantly increased global availability of thyssenkrupp nucera's AWE technology.

What makes your work at thyssenkrupp nucera exciting for you?

What's particularly exciting for me is that I can develop my field with a lot of creative freedom. I enjoy great trust from my managers and can therefore drive forward the development of assembly technologies at high speed. We communicate very openly in the team. Mistakes or failures happen naturally in a dynamic development process and are part of the road to success. Even ideas that seem absurd at first glance can lead to a solution in the end and are not immediately discussed away.

What does the Green Transformation mean to you?

For me the Green Transformation means that everyone at thyssenkrupp nucera can make an important contribution to it. We call it the #NEW ERA IS YOU. It can't work without the commitment of everyone. We need a strong team with solidarity and passion in the long term. However, the framework conditions must also be created for this. For example, I consider the personal development of employees to be very important. To be successful in the long term, we need to retain experienced staff and attract promising talent.

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