Photo 1 | JST control room concept: The new control room of INGAVER GmbH in Bremen is characterised by carefully thought-out spatial planning with integrated air conditioning and lighting system; a future-oriented joint project of the companies swb Erzeugung and ArcelorMittal Bremen, in which synergy effects are to be used to optimise the energy supply.
Photo 2 | View of the location of swb Erzeugung on the premises of ArcelorMittal Bremen: As one of the largest employers in the region, ArcelorMittal Bremen GmbH has facilities that can produce more than 3.5 million tonnes of crude steel per year.
Photo 3 | JST 3D planning: Thanks to photo-realistic planning, virtual tours of the new control room were possible even before the project was completed. In this way, the employees could be directly involved in the planning.
Photo 4 | JST control room: Implementation of the previous plans into reality: Spatial conditions were taken into account as well as colours and light influences.
Photo 5 | JST CommandDesk: The control room desks offer numerous ergonomic advantages. In addition to generous legroom and a particularly low table top with a lowered monitor stand, this includes in particular the motorised height adjustment, ...
Photo 6 | JST operator's console: ...which, for example, allows switching between sitting and standing. Every operator can adapt "their" Stratos X11 CommandDesk to their specific needs.
Photo 7 | JST control center desks: The individual production of the control center furniture makes it possible: Here the side parts of the control desks were designed in the corporate design of INGAVER GmbH on customer request.
Photo 8 | JST control center desk: The special Stratos X11 OperatorDesks – shown here in the "Curve" version - are equipped with access panels at the rear for spacious supply areas...
Photo 9 | ... It can accommodate large quantities of cables and technical installations – a special feature that standard work tables do not offer.
Photo 10 | JST 3D planning: Even before the actual implementation of the project, every operator was able to get an idea of what their future viewing angle from the workplace to the monitor wall would look like thanks to photo-realistic planning...
Photo 11 | And here the implementation of the previous 3D plans. The control room employees have a direct view of the DisplayWall from their workstations.
Photo 12 | JST spatial planning: When you look at the cladding of the monitor wall, it becomes clear: The specially designed acoustic panels have a positive effect on noise reduction in the control room.
Photo 13 | JST large display screen: The design strips with high-quality aluminium brushed surfaces and the AlarmLight (shown here in red) give the large display screen the unmistakable JST look.
Photo 14 | JST control room: Central element within the control room – the meeting point with technical connections, the legally required emergency stop panel and integrated indirect lighting.
Photo 15 | JST control room: Ensures a pleasant atmosphere within the control room – the perfectly coordinated lighting concept.
Photo 16 | JST control rooms technical design: In the technical room behind the monitor walls, you can see the elaborate installation for the ventilation design, which allows the operators to work comfortably in an optimal room climate.
Photo 17 | JST monitor wall: Clever solution! In the lower area of the large display wall, the ventilation and air conditioning of the control room is inconspicuous and completely noise-free – neither air nor flow noises are perceptible.
Photo 18 | JST control rooms air conditioning: Nothing was left to chance here. The functional overall concept of the INGAVER control room also includes a sophisticated air-conditioning system, which is installed above the ceiling of the room, among other things.
Photo 19 | JST control rooms acoustics: The well thought-out ceiling system fulfils another important requirement in addition to visual and climatic aspects, which is taken into account in modern control rooms from JST: The construction has a sound-absorbing effect.
Photo 20 | JST conference table: designed exclusively for JST by leading furniture designers: the AllMedia multifunctional table. Thanks to integrated connector panels, notebooks and other devices can be connected directly to the AllMedia meeting table.
Photo 21 | JST furniture: Special solutions are one of the strengths of JST, especially when it comes to customer requirements for furniture. Here, for example, special wall cupboards with personality cases in which the employees who work in a five-shift system at INGAVER can store their private things.
New energy control room puts competence at the center
A control room as the center of the energy supply at the site for the start of a new era. This is what makes the control center at the ArcelorMittal Bremen swb site so unique. Together with swb AG, ArcelorMittal Bremen has founded INGAVER (Innovative Gasverwertungs-GmbH). A joint venture with a total of 200 employees, for which the starting signal was given with the installation of the new central energy control room by the specialists from Jungmann Systemtechnik.
Four control rooms on a company site. Managed by two companies that cooperate with each other to optimise the energy supply for steel production on the Weser. What could be more obvious than an alliance? “In the past we have always been interested in close cooperation. That is why we are joining forces at this point”, explains INGAVER Energy Manager Thorsten Doege the joint path taken by swb and ArcelorMittal Bremen.
Central energy control room as a first step
As the first step of the new company, four distributed control rooms were combined into one central control room. From here, the operating team can organise and manage all energy media on site – such as electricity, water, technical gases and compressed air. swb CEO Dr. Torsten Köhne calls the merger and with it the new control room “an important step towards future-oriented sustainable steel production.”
Ergonomic requirements for technology and furniture
Technology and furniture in the new energy control room should also be “forward-thinking.” A requirement that the control room professionals at JST have fully met. Project manager Thorsten Doege comments: “Previously, each individual employee had to monitor around 20 screens arranged in two rows. Something urgently needed to be done.”
Workstation in control room with height-adjustable desk.
Individual adjustment possible at the workplace
The solution: large-display technology. Today, each operator uses six displays at his workstation and six more displays on the Video Wall. The ergonomics in the energy control room were additionally optimised by height-adjustable desks and special 24/7 chairs.
Representative control room
The employees also rate the INGAVER control room as thoroughly positive. They were involved in the planning at an early stage of the project. Made possible by virtual tours thanks to photo-realistic 3D plans, produced by the JST specialists.
Praise for quality of advice and cooperation
For the energy manager one thing is certain: “The cooperation with JST ran perfectly from the first visit to the Buxtehude control room simulator all the way up to its completion.”
New control room for INGAVER
Reference projects of JST (selection)
- s.Oliver, Rottendorf
- SachsenEnergie, Dresden
- SAG, Berlin
- SAG, Nürnberg / Nürnberg Messe
- Salzgitter Flachstahl
- Senvion SE, Osterrönfeld
- SGL Carbon Group, Bonn
- SIEMENS, Wegberg
- Spenner Zement, Erwitte
- Städtische Werke Magdeburg
- Stadtwerke Gießen
- Stadtwerke Ratingen
- Stadtwerke Steinburg GmbH, Itzehoe
- Stadtwerke Wolfenbüttel
- Starlim Sterner, Marchtrenk
- STORAG ETZEL, Friedeburg
- Straßenverkehrsamt Frankfurt am Main
- Swisscom, Zurich