Hannover Messe is Germany's leading industry tradefair and takes place from April 1st to 5th. Superconductors are one of the hot topics this year and several products and concepts will be presented. The "Superconducting City", a shared booth from iV Supra (German superconductor association) in hall 13 is one of the main attractions for anybody interested in superconductivity. In hall 27, KIT will present a new concept for superconducting cables called CroCo cable. On the last fair day, on April 5th, there will be a presentation on "Superconductors - Key technology for Energy change" in hall 27. Please find further information at Hannover Messe's webpage: https://www.hannovermesse.de/home
Good news from the EU EcoSwing project, where THEVA is part of the international consortium: The superconducting generator passed the testing at Fraunhofer institute and will be mounted on an existing offshore wind turbine as a next step. For further information, please see the official press release: Press Release Fraunhofer
THEVA's VP Business Development Dr. Markus Bauer will give an oral presentation "Recent progress of HTS wire production at THEVA" at "Coated Conductors for Applications" (CCA 2018) conference. The conference will be held from 10th- 13th September in Vienna. THEVA will also be represented by their CEO Dr. Werner Prusseit.In addition, we support the conference by a sponsorship.
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.