The world’s largest producers of power generation equipment build on Oerlikon advanced materials, functional coatings or process technologies to improve performance and cut the environmental impact of energy generation systems.
Energy. Every day you use it, consciously or unconsciously. When you watch TV. When you work on your computer. When you turn on a light. When you charge your phone. By 2030, global primary energy consumption is expected to rise by up to 40%. Propelled by this growth, the energy sector will continue to expand.
Enabling the way to effectively generate energy.
The spiralling demand for energy and the threat of climate change, combined with decreasing costs of renewable energy sources, are transforming the energy sector. Energy companies are racing to meet demand. But also to improve the efficiency of conventional technologies like oil or gas. And to promote renewable energy technologies like solar or wind turbines.
The industry needs new materials to achieve these goals. Oerlikon has the answers. For example, equipped and treated with our technologies, turbines last longer and perform more efficiently and reliably. Recently, our products improved the wear resistance of steam turbine components by a factor of 25. But we still have more to achieve. With hundreds of researchers and universities around the world, we are working to create advanced solutions for a new energy future.