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Essen – Center for the Energy Industry

Essen cannot be side-stepped when new methods for energy generation, technologies for improving energy efficiency and storage are to be developed in both Germany and throughout Europe.

RWE and E.ON, Germany’s largest energy companies have their headquarters here in the "Powerhouse of Europe". Furthermore, many small and medium-sized companies from the energy sector and renowned R&D institutions are pressing ahead with the development of new technologies. In their entirety, these often highly specialised production and service companies represent the most important areas of the value-added chain "Energy" and provide solutions for complex problems relating to the energy industry. The companies are well-equipped to meet the challenges posed by the current energy revolution and also standout in the fields of renewable energy through know-how and innovation.

The high number of companies, institutions and employees involved in the energy industry in Essen has turned it into the prime energy location in both Germany and Europe. The spectrum includes not only the fields of energy generation and supply through energy technology and energy trading, but also energy research. Thus, Essen is also host to the largest European energy industry trade fair "E-world energy & water".

Ideal Conditions for the Energy Industry

Essen provides energy industry companies ideal conditions for their corporate activities. They profit from the numerous locational advantages which Essen has to offer. The central location within the Ruhr metropolis with its 5.1 million inhabitants, gives easy access to an extremely large business market and large potential of customers. Essen has a very robust order situation due to the concentration of companies and businesses and the opportunities for economic cooperation and synergy potential are very diverse. Another advantage is Essen’s strong infrastructure. Whether is it by car, train or plane – a dense network of motorways and railways in close proximity, provide quick and easy connections to the international transport systems. Excellent R&D institutions and education facilities provide Essen with a strong research and training environment. Companies can directly access both current research findings and qualified personnel.

Your contact person

Dr. Erich Bauch
Energy, Water and Environmental Management / Hydrogen
0201 / 820 24 22

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