For a better presentation of HTS technology in foreign markets, THEVA cooperates with sales partners all over the world. Especially the Asian market is of high strategic importance. Therefore, we started a cooperation with Chinese Sinocon Superconducting Material Technology Co. Ltd. with headquarters in Zibo city, Shandong on 1st October, 2017. Further sales representatives are located in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the US.
THEVA supplies superconducting coils for the windturbine generator from the EcoSwing project. The second video was just released and shows the latest huge progress. Click here to watch the external video.
The Horizon 2020 EU-project “FastGrid” just released the first newsletter on project status and organization The project’s main object is to develop a superconducting fault current limiter (FCL). THEVA provides the superconducting tape and is therefore one of 12 partners in this project. You may find more information on the project here: fastgrid-h2020.eu.
In October, the Association of Employed Academics and Senior Executives in the Chemical Industry (VAA – Führungskräfte Chemie) published a special issue on superconductors. The author Timur Slapke shows how the interest of producers, investors and energy suppliers is growing. Another topic: How new opportunities are created by the transformation of the energy sector and electromobility. Interested? Then you can download the PDF here. The link to the e-book can be found here.
Ismaning, October 13, 2017 – THEVA series-manufactures superconductors out of robust materials and in different sizes for many applications, including coils. There is great interest in these products, as evidenced at the 25th International Conference on Magnet Technology 2017 (MT25) in Amsterdam and the European Conference On Applied Superconductivity (EUCAS) 2017 in Geneva. Sales Director Dr. Markus Bauer: “Our ‘coil follows design’ approach was very well received by generator developers.”
Ismaning, 5 July 2017 – Additional capital totaling seven million euros and a new investor for THEVA. The corporate venture capital arm of utility EnBW joins existing investors eCAPITAL, Bayern Kapital, Target Partners and BayBG Bayerische Beteiligungsgesellschaft in the third financing round.
Ismaning, 20 June 2017 – Since 1 June, THEVA management is reinforced by a Senior Advisory Council. Representatives from science, the public and private sectors will henceforth support the company with advice and assistance. The Council will help the company take its superconducting technology to market faster and with more lasting effect. It is THEVA’s declared goal to offer superconductors at competitive prices, and so penetrate the market. THEVA is also the first company in Germany to enter series production of superconductors, at its plant in Ismaning near Munich.
A special moment at the Hannover Fair 2017: At the ivSupra pavilion, physics Nobel laureate Dr Georg Bednorz was made an honorary member of ivSupra. Dr Werner Prusseit, CEO of THEVA GmbH, presented him with the certificate of membership. Inductee Dr Bednorz with the ivSupra board – Vice Presidents Dr Wolfgang Reiser and Dr Michael Bäcker, President Dr Werner Prusseit, left to right.
Ismaning, 16 May 2017 – Booth space at the Hannover Fair 2017 from 24 to 28 April was booked down to the last square meter. Among the exhibitors was THEVA Dünnschichttechnik from Ismaning near Munich, the only series manufacturer of superconductors in Germany. By doing so, THEVA is bringing this future technology a big step closer to widespread use, and booth visitors were impressed by how far the company has come.
Ismaning, 11 April 2017 – Superconductors can smooth the way for the energy transition. The key is the availability of sufficient high-performance material at competitive prices. This is the goal of the FastGrid project, which is supported by the EU and was officially started in January. In it, a consortium of 12 partners will work for 42 months on modules for cost-efficient superconducting current limiters, for use in high voltage DC grids. THEVA’s contribution is to supply the high temperature superconductor (HTS) wire for the first module.