The material flow management system MBS from the Stuttgart-based software specialist HAUK & SASKO is implemented at the GDF SUEZ Energie Deutschland AG sites Zolling and Wilhelmshaven.
GDF SUEZ Energie Deutschland AG’s business fields include the production of electricity and district heating, distribution of electricity, natural gas and energy services as well as electricity trading. The company is part of the GDF SUEZ Group, one of the world’s leading energy suppliers.
To support the logistical and technical processes involved in the supply and disposal of power plants, GDF SUEZ has decided to implement MBS, a mature and versatile software, as an integrated solution for the management of fuels, additives and by-products at two sites: in the hard coal and biomass plant in Zolling, as well as in the coal-fired power plant in Wilhelmshaven that is currently under construction.
The project includes the implementation of the software modules MBS Power Generation and MBS LVA as well as HAUK & SASKO`s solution for electronic recording procedure for waste, MBS eANV. MBS supports the entire material flow management in power plants, from delivery and storage management to shipping automation. On one hand, the challenges of the project existed in an extremely tight schedule. Ten months lay between the project start and the go-live of MBS Power Generation at Zolling. On the other hand, the definition of the functional scope for the material flow management system had to identify site-specific features and objects clearly and correctly.
The introduction of the MBS system in the Zolling power plant was successfully completed in July 2013 and the MBS eANV solution has been in use since November 2013. The completion of the MBS installation in Wilhelmshaven occurs in the course of the start-up of the new power station.