WELCOME TO ROBA!
WE CONNECT ENERGY – IN PIPEWORK AND PLANT CONSTRUCTION
As a professional solution provider with over 25 years of international experience we can optimally support your processes in plant construction with individual solutions. We stand for high-quality piping systems and components for power stations and industrial plants and we have our own manufacturing facility and specialists in project planning, engineering and installation.
WHAT’S NEW AT ROBA?
For the strategic realignment of our company, we also revised our entire image together with our new partner agency ID Marketing-Services. The new corporate design translates the potentials and strengths of our brand as a future-oriented solution provider and makes our corporate culture more perceptible to customers and employees - technically and yet emotionally.
To this end, we use classic and modern communication disciplines - for growth and sustainability.
In 2016, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) launched a consultation process for a new (7th) energy research program as part of the changed energy sourcing strategy in Germany.
To this end, 2017 working groups were formed from members of the industry as well as research institutes with the aim of proposing future research directions.
ROBA is represented in a working group focusing on "Integration and Storage". The expectation horizon lies on new approaches that have a creative, innovative and competitive research and development focus.
The existing knowledge and the production capabilities from ROBA are being expanded to deliver components and complete modules for the area of renewable energies. Especially pipe systems (spools), heat exchangers and energy storage systems, the new focus concentrates on the design and engineering of new products as well. Therefore ROBA supports proactive research groups.
To reach these aims, ROBA introduced Mr. Burkhard Behrendt who is a very experienced specialist in this field of business.
Business Unit Manager Renewable Energy, Dipl.-Ing. Burkhard Behrendt introduces himself
My name is Burkhard Behrendt. I am 57 years old and have been working as a development engineer for more than 20 years in the field of mechanical and plant engineering, including seven years in the field of solar process heat in the high temperature range.
During this time, I was able to build up very profound knowledge and contacts to develop facilities through numerous projects in the field of renewable energies.
I am now working to install this experience at ROBA to build up the Renewable Energies sector and to establish ROBA in this business field as a competent specialist and a reliable partner and supplier.
In the following I have put together some projects which I have carried out:
- Project management for the planning, construction, production as well as construction and test operation for a small test tower plant with a heliostat field. The project was successfully completed in cooperation with DLR (German Aerospace Center, Solar Research).
- Further intensive cooperation with DLR led to the design of a plant part at a solar tower in the course of a research project.
- Studies on the topic of heat storage and construction of a heat storage tank
- A feasibility study for an energy transport system with heat storage in a solar tower was developed.
- Conceptual design of a vertical wind turbine in the form of a Darrieus Rotor to provide electrical energy. Designed for decentralized energy supply on industrial halls for on-roof mounting.
I am looking forward to many new contacts and interesting projects with you!
Dipl.-Ing. Burkhard Behrendt
Business Unit Manager Renewable Energy
Since May 2017 ROBA piping projects GmbH is a member of the industry association DSCP. DCSP is an abbreviation for German Concentrated Solar Power (www.deutsche-csp.com). This opens up ROBA access to the market of concentrating solar energy. DSCP merges the skills to develop successful projects.
We are looking forward to the collaboration with DCSP!
ROBA – MEDIUM-SIZED, INDEPENDENT, OWNER-MANAGED
ROBA is your reliable partner with decades of experience. Our company was founded in 1989. Since 2007 both of the owners, Andreas Klein and Matthias Volz have managed the company, supported by a highly-skilled team.
We are not an anonymous group but a healthy, medium-sized company. As such we are organised in a lean manner and work with a flat hierarchy. So we can tackle your individual requirements quickly and with extreme flexibility.
OUR TEAM – THE SECRET OF ROBA’S SUCCESS
Well-trained and highly-motivated employees who are entirely committed to “their firm.” That is the source of the energy and the secret of success of our company. This energy connects us and it characterises the pleasant, positive working atmosphere that reigns at ROBA. Most of our employees have been with us for many years.
We know that we can only succeed together. So we take our social responsibility very seriously and like to give our employees security and good prospects. This of course also includes regular technical training and qualifications at all levels of the company, an immensely important element of our quality assurance. Not only that: these qualifications also serve to protect the health of our employees and the environment in which we live. Because this is a major foundation stone of our philosophy.
ABOVE-AVERAGE EMPLOYER SERVICES
We are convinced that anyone who shows his appreciation of his employees will be rewarded for doing so by commitment, loyalty and low staff turnover. So we offer a range of employer services in addition to the company pension that go way beyond the usual level e.g. participation in company sports and e-bike hire, to name but a few.
OUR TOTAL EFFORT FOR YOUR PROJECT –
WITH KNOW-HOW AND THE HIGHEST QUALITY
We are your expert partner with over 25 years of experience where pipes and components for your plant are concerned. With these many years of know-how, highly-skilled and qualified employees and a comprehensive package of services we ensure that your project is implemented from A to Z without a hitch.
Our power gets you further – benefit from it!
- ENGINEERINGFocussing on the big picture: at ROBA, engineering begins with a feasibility study of your project. Starting there and through to basic and detailed engineering planning we provide you with the complete engineering package. We generate enquiry and manufacturing documents, drawings, isometrics and parts lists in real time for you. This reduces your interfaces and you have more in-house capacity.
- PROJECT PLANNINGExpertise on hand: we manage your project from A to Z. In an individual, customer-orientated, targeted and flexible manner. Our skilled project managers coordinate all the interfaces and are there to support you as expert contacts. A flexible team in the back office and monitoring by the Managing Directors guarantees that we keep our promises on deadlines and cost. So your project is implemented effectively and securely.
- MATERIALS PROCUREMENTAlways the optimum materials for each of your applications: We procure and deliver the most varied pipework made of the most varied materials. In the best, certified quality. For long-term secure operation of your plant.
- MANUFACTURING Quality is our philosophy: Our experienced manufacturing employees come from the assembly sector. So they know precisely what it’s all about in prefabrication. ROBA spools, skids and modules are manufactured to the highest quality and with full traceability. Here our in-house manufacturing fits seamlessly into project implementation. Interfaces are reduced to a minimum and points agreed can be put into practice immediately. This means that your requirements are met 100%.
- MOUNTING ASSEMBLIESPrecision saves time: We mount your assemblies, skids and modules in our factory in Obernburg. Here pre-assembly is carried out separately from the manufacturing department. Inspections, final coatings and acceptance in the factory round out your project. In this way your assembly becomes a plug & play component on your construction site.
- DELIVERY AND LOGISTICS Rapid project completion guaranteed: We look after all the logistics of your project, from packing and customs clearance to worldwide delivery. With our strong logistics partners we provide special transportation and also ensure that your construction sites are supplied on time with individual parts. Because there’s nothing worse than an installation team standing idle.
- INSTALLATIONStay flexible: We also support your project in the installation phase with your customer and we work all over Europe for you. In this way we ensure that your components and pipework are installed carefully and in a technically correct manner in the plant. We manage your installation staff or bring our own manpower to the construction site.
ROBA ADDED VALUE:
SERVICE THAT MAKES YOUR PROJECT SUCCESSFUL
ROBA has decades of experience and extensive know-how in pipework and plant construction. But what makes our company unique is our services from which you benefit in addition to the “hard facts”. A service that offers you real added value and which in the end makes your project successful.
QUALITY WITH DOCUMENTATION AND CERTIFICATION –
FOR THE BEST PIPEWORK AND PLANT CONSTRUCTION
In pipework construction, the material must meet the requirements for many years or even decades. Because we know this, we order exclusively from certified suppliers. So for instance we supply you with every specific grade of steel or other material required for your project, be it DIN EN or ASTM standard. For your project that means not only operational security but security of investment.