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Article originally published Oct 8th 2010 - View original article


New competence centre for oil shale technology

Polysius further extends its technological leadership on the "Minerals" sector

Systematically extending its activities on the minerals sector, Polysius AG, Beckum, have established a new competence centre for oil shale technology with registered office in Calgary. For this purpose, the engineering and plant construction specialist has taken over the knowhow and staff of UMATAC Industrial Processes Inc., Calgary, a subsidiary of the AECOM Technology Corporation.

UMATAC had developed innovative technology, the Alberta Taciuk Process (ATP), for extracting hydrocarbons from oil shale or oil sand. As one of the leading engineering specialists on the cement and minerals sectors, Polysius satisfies stringent market requirements with regard to productivity and operating economy. One key factor is a high degree of plant automation using the own-name range of process monitoring, control, regulation and optimisation systems, as well as systems for ensuring constant product quality. ATP Processor technology ideally supplements the Polysius portfolio of products and services on the "Minerals" sector.

Polysius is currently working with UMATAC on the construction of a plant for extracting oil from oil shale in China. This plant will be put into service shortly.

Polysius AG, a member company of ThyssenKrupp with subsidiary firms on all 5 continents and more than 2,000 employees all around the world, is one of the leading engineering companies equipping the cement and minerals industries.

Contact:

ThyssenKrupp AG
Anja Gerber
Corporate Center Communication, Strategy & Technology
Head of Communication Business Areas Plant Technology/Components Technology/Marine Systems
Phone: +49 201 844 553264
Fax: +49 201 844 6553264
e-mail: anja.gerber@thyssenkrupp.com
Internet: www.thyssenkrupp.com


First published on Oct. 08, 2010 - 10:00 AM (CEST)


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