Promoting new corporate culture and innovative processes: Recylex S. A.’s CEO Sebastian Rudow visits the site of Oker
(Goslar/Bad Harzburg, 10th July 2019) Together with Harz-Metall Managing Director, Prof. Thomas Paul, and Plant Manager Frank Hasche, RECYLEX S. A.’s CEO Sebastian Rudow made an in-depth visit of the production facilities in the Harz region. The aim of the visit was to make an update on the status of the latest environmental protection measures, the current challenges in the field of Waelz oxide production and the operations of the new central waste water treatment plant (ZABA), which has been officially in operation since 1st April 2019.
ZABA key for the site’s future
Frank Hasche was more than satisfied with the performance of the new plant:
We are at the cutting edge of technology and the measured pollutant values are far below all environmentally relevant standards.
For Thomas Paul, who had resolutely pushed ahead with the completion of ZABA, the flawless and exemplary functioning of the new plant is also a good signal to the workforce:
With this plant, we are proving that environmental protection pays off in the long term, too. The wastewater situation was previously unsatisfactory. And, unfortunately, it was also an occasion for repeated discussions with the authorities. Now the problem has been solved. Our employees can also be a little proud, because HMG has made this investment entirely on its own resources. We have not applied for nor used any public funding.
RTO planning is running at full speed
Another environmental investment of about the same amount will be the regenerative thermal oxidation plant (RTO), which is expected to go into operation next summer. Approximately €2.5 million will be invested. Corresponding pre-installations are already visible on the site. Frank Hasche explained to Sebastian Rudow further ideas for improved operating procedures; he also sought to exchange ideas with his colleagues at the individual sites.
Going into the right direction…
Sebastian Rudow’s conclusion of the extensive visit to Oker:
A lot of positive things have been set in motion here in a short time. We are working intensively with the new company management, at all levels, on all environmental issues and with very good results. We are also trying to further improve internal processes. This visit showed me that there is still a lot to do, but we are on the right track and can be quite satisfied with the first visible successes.