The SORG Group was given the responsibility of planning, delivering, constructing and commissioning the first glass melting system of the Wiegand-Glas plant in Schleusingen, Germany. However, what made it even more challenging was the fact that this major project had to be carried out and completed in the middle of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
It required a flexible approach by SORG that gave careful consideration to the health and safety of many different companies working within the bustling construction site at every stage.
A regenerative U-flame tub for white glass, featuring a working end and forehearths was specially optimized for the needs of Wiegand-Glas. Two completely sealed dog houses were also built utilising EME-NEND® technology. Rebuilding the entire plant, the project was successfully completed thanks to the exemplary behaviour and expertise of both construction management teams working in close partnership to meet the high customer demands.
The complete system represents an industry milestone, with excellent levels of energy consumption, glass quality, emissions and maintenance