My name is Dr. Arne Schäfer. I am working in the department GE3 Thermal Power Plants as project engineer and sometimes as project manager. My fields of activity are desalination plants, water systems and other sub-systems within thermal power plants as well as the assessment of the environmental impact of power plants.
Within the Lahmeyer project teams, I work on the development of the fields mentioned above creating feasibility studies, design studies and specifications, assessing tenders, conducting design review and so on.
Whereas many power plant components – e.g. turbines and generators – are highly standardised, the planning of water systems and environmental assessments always necessitates researching and considering the local requirements at the project site. The task of working out the details of these site-specific factors and including them in the plant design makes my job challenging and interesting at the same time.