SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy

Saving Energy

In manufacturing, effi ciency enhancements drive reductions in energy use. Oerlikon has created the world’s most effi cient solution for processing pre-oriented (POY) and fully drawn yarns (FDY): WINGS – Winding Integrated Godet Solution. This high-end technology solution facilitates production of high-quality yarns and is renowned for its reliability, outstanding unwinding performance and smooth downstream process — and it generates minimal waste thanks to its high production effi ciency. Compared to the previous generations, WINGS can reduce energy consumption by up to 40%.

Reducing emissions and cutting costs

In recent years at a Manmade Fibers site in Remscheid, Germany, we have built two central combined heat and power (CHP) systems to optimize the energy supply for heating and electricity.

The CHP system use internal combustion engines to drive a generator. The resulting kinetic energy generated is then converted into electricity. This type of power generation also generates waste heat, which is then used as heat energy. Simply put, you get electrical power and heat for your own use at the same time. The total warmth used at the site is now provided by the CHP systems and around 50% of the site’s internal electrical power is covered by the systems.

Having power generated by a CHP system delivers not only cost savings (annual savings of > CHF 400 000) but also significantly reduces CO2 emissions by around 45% compared to conventional power generation in Germany.



Sara Vermeulen-Anastasi

Sara Vermeulen-Anastasi

Head of Group Communications