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    2009-2010

    2009: The new strategy of the KAEFER Group was introduced. It has a clear goal: to eliminate the energy waste by offering the most professional Complete Insulation Solutions worldwide.

    Constructed at Porto Viro in Italy, Adriatic LNG is the biggest offshore LNG-terminal and was one of the KAEFER Aislamientos Spain projects in 2009. The company insulated the tops and bottoms of the steel tanks, as well as pipings and fixtures on the platform.

    KAEFER became majority shareholder in the joint company KAEFER STI and thus entered the insulation, surface protection, construction and passive fire protection markets in Central Russia.

    The grand opening of the German Antarctic station Neumayer III of the Alfred Wegener Institute took place. KAEFER had designed and constructed the interior of the station, the heating, power generation and air conditioning systems and provided solutions for the water supply and sewage treatment as well.

    KAEFER opened up its first permanent branch office in South America by taking over the insulation company SOUYET, the market leader in Chile. The company was renamed to KAEFER SOUYET.

    TUI Cruises converted the "MS Galaxy" vessel to flagship "Mein Schiff" in only 38 days with the support of KAEFER Finland. The entire spa and wellness area, as well the biggest sauna of the open seas, bear the mark of KAEFER.

    KAEFER Aislamientos was responsible for the tank insulation and the scaffolding on the first parabolic trough power plant in Europe – the Andasol Project in Andalusia.

    The newly founded company KAEFER Access, specialised in rope access solutions, carried out maintenance works and emergency repairs on various locations in Norway where there were areas difficult to access.

    Having completed the insulation part of Dolphin Gas between 2004 and 2007, the biggest natural gas project in the Gulf Region, KAEFER received a maintenance contract for painting, insulation and scaffolding.

    KAEFER received the Top Areva Supplier quality seal from the energy company Areva for supplying and installing reliable, high-quality thermal insulation and passive fire protection in their power stations for over 30 years.

    KAEFER Aerospace entered the so-called “after sales market” which expanded the company’s scope of business to include retrofitting, in addition to providing maintenance services and supplying spare parts.

    2010: KAEFER became the first associated partner of the Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii Gmbh) for the Desertec Project. This difficult long term project aims to utilise the large untapped solar and wind resources of the desert regions in North Africa and the Middle East in order to produce electricity.

    After 38 years in the Bürgermeister-Smidt-Str. KAEFER moved its corporate headquarters to the very heart of Bremen – the Markt Str., right in the city centre. Clear structures, straightforwardness and a lot of transparency – the company’s philosophy is reflected in the architectural design of its new building. A photovoltaic solar power system and two thermal power generators are just a few of the measures taken to ensure the sustainable running of the day to day business within this new building.

    At the EXPO 2010 KAEFER presented itself to approximately one million visitors at the Bremen stall. Under the motto “Energy Efficiency with KAEFER” the company demonstrated insulation’s contribution to climate protection through various examples.

    KAEFER took over the Brasilian insulation company Isobrasil and entered the growing Brasilian market as KAEFER ISOBRASIL.

    After more than two years KAEFER ENERGY Norway completed its works on the semi-submersible platform Gjøa on schedule. Statoil had entrusted KAEFER with engineering, scaffolding, surface protection, fire protection, architectural services and insulation for the project.

    KAEFER put its interior outfitting know-how to good use in two ships of the extreme: the biggest and most expensive cruise ship in the world, the "Oasis of The Seas", and the luxurious "Norwegian Epic".

    KAEFER successfully completed a “steel-to-steel” interior outfitting project on the two biggest RoPax ferries in the Stena fleet. The contract was for 600 cabins per ship, as well as restaurants, stairways and public areas on both vessels.

    KAEFER signed two long-term maintenance contracts for on- and offshore works with energy companies in Australia and Norway with a combined value of approx. 800 million Euros.

    For the new A350 Airbus long-range aircraft, KAEFER Aerospace received the contract for the fabrication and supply of approx. 500 air conditioning pipes as well as a contract for the insulation of the passenger doors.

     
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