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f I glass: built with German know-how and machines

2011-05-01 | Machinery developments

In Saxony-Anhalt, f l glass GmbH has put one of the world’s most modern plants for the production of float glass into operation. Each day, 700 tons of plate glass are manufactured, for the solar industry among other things. The technical know-how and the machines come almost exclusively from Germany.

f I glass: built with German know-how and machines
Arjen Steiner points to a wall on which more than two dozen monitors hang. Here, he explains, “is the heart of the entire f l glass facility, so to speak.” He is referring to f l glass GmbH’s recently completed float glass plant. At the gates of Magdeburg, in the little village of Osterweddingen, one of the world’s most modern facilities for the production of float glass was erected under the supervision of DTEC Engineering & Consulting GmbH. Founded in 1999 and based in Gelsenkirchen, DTEC and its two subsidiaries, Continental Glass and Engineering GmbH (CGE) and Glasinvest Engineering und Anlagenbau GmbH, are specialized in the planning of glass manufacturing and processing plants. As project manager, Steiner was responsible for the construction of the plate glass plant
in Osterweddingen. According to the graduate engineer, “We are capable of placing turnkey facilities for glass production virtually anywhere in the world on a greenfield site.” In Osterweddingen, DTEC was responsible for general planning, project management and construction supervision.

GROSS ANNUAL CAPACITY: 255,000 TONS
On an area of 42 hectares, and in the record time of one year, f l glass had a float glass plant erected in close vicinity to the provincial capital of Saxony-Anhalt, in which 255,000 gross tons of window and white or solar glass are manufactured annually. “The goal,” states production supervisor and graduate engineer Gerd Steger, “Is a fifty-fifty ratio, although the tendency lean...



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