Thursday, 7th of June 2018

Technical Tour 1: Lignite First-Hand
Welzow South plus Power Plant ‘Schwarze Pumpe’

The “Lignite First-Hand” tour starts in the morning with a trip to the modern lignite open cast mine ‘Welzow-Süd’. Visitors will have the opportunity to go on a vehicle ride – accompanied by mining experts from Welzow-Süd – through the pit with stops at different locations to obtain a first-hand experience and insights into the operations of a lignite mine. In the afternoon, the tour will continue on to LEAG’s (Lusatian Energy Stock Cooperation) modern coal power plant “Schwarze Pumpe”. Visitors will have the chance to visit the power generation facility and engage Schwarze Pumpe’s experts in discussions about the plant operation.


Technical Tour 2: High-Tech Wood Production
World’s leading wood-based panel producer Kronospan

The “High-Tech Wood Production” tour brings the technical tour visitors on a journey into the world of high tech wood production at Kronospan in Lampertswalde, situated near Dresden. Kronospan is the global leader in the production of wood-based panels. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to view the diverse production activities during the site visit as well as obtain insights into the energy and materials flow in this world-class facility.


Friday, 8th of June 2018

Technical Tour 3: Adamant Innovations
Cement manufacturer CEMEX and gas turbine innovation centre Siemensstadt

The “Adamant Innovations” tour starts with a visit to CEMEX in Rüdersdorf. CEMEX is the world's third largest manufacturer of cement and its Rüdersdorf site employs the Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) technology in combination with a cement kiln for its production process.


In the afternoon, the tour will visit SIEMENS gas turbine fabrication facility located in Siemensstadt (Siemens city). An intimate close-up site tour will allow visitors to learn about processes associated with the modern production of high-tech gas turbines and engage SIEMENS experts in discussions.