22 March, 2018

Meeting Point: Start 7.30 a.m., End approx. 7.00 p.m., Lobby Eurogress

Aerodynamics and Mobile Machinery Research

European Transonic Windtunnel (ETW), Cologne

The European Transonic Windtunnel (ETW) is located in Cologne. As part of one of the most advanced aerodynamic test facilities in the world it is capable of accurately simulating actual high-lift and high-speed flight conditions of modern aircrafts.

XCMG European Research Center GmbH, Krefeld

The XCMG European Research Center is located in Krefeld. The new center has been founded in April 2013, with its goal to develop innovative and efficient machines for the construction, mining and energy industry. For this purpose the capabilities of the facility are reaching from modern simulation technologies, over component test rigs to outside test sites for real environment testing of the entire machines.


  23 March, 2018

Meeting Point: Start 7.30 a.m., End approx. 7.00 p.m., Lobby Eurogress

Heavy Industries & Hydroelectric Power

SMS Group, Mönchengladbach

SMS group is a group of global players active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry. It covers everything from ironmaking to metallurgical plant, from rolling mills to strip processing lines, from tube mills to heat treatment technology – along with hydraulic, electrical and automation systems as well as the related service. Around 13,500 employees generate worldwide sales of around 3 billion euros. As part of the excursion, we are going to visit the workshop of the SMS group in Mönchengladbach with its impressive machinery

Coo-Trois-Ponts Hydroelectric Power Station

Coo-Trois-Ponts Hydroelectric Power Station is situated in Trois-Ponts, Province of Liege, Belgium. It is a pumped-storage hydroelectric power station which is located next to the Amblève River which provides its water to the power station to convert electric energy into storable potential energy and the other way around. With its installed capacity of 1,164 MW it is among the top ten most powerful pump-storages in Europe.

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