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GMK and IKN announce partnership

GMK Gesellschaft für Motoren und Kraftanlagen mbH, Bargeshagen, Germany and IKN GmbH, Neustadt, Germany signed an exclusive partnership with the intention to develop and market waste heat recovery systems (WHRS) for the cement industry. A memorandum of understanding was signed on 16.09.2013 in Bargeshagen.

Among the representatives in attendance for the signing of the partnership were Aldo Piacentini-Timm (GMK), Wilhelm Übachs (GERMANIA Technologieholding), Klaas Windmöller and Justus von Wedel (both representing IKN).

GMK, a specialist for power generating equipment based on the Organic-Rankine-Cycle (ORC), has developed the INDUCAL® line of products for industrial applications. IKN is a specialist for pyro-related solutions in the cement industry and is mostly recognized for the Pendulum Cooler®. IKN and GMK join forces to adapt the ORC process for an efficient integration of waste heat recovery systems into cement kilns and clinker coolers.