Planning of ThyssenKrupp Steel Service Center

ThyssenKrupp Stahl-Service-Center GmbH is planning to build a new steel service centre in North Rhine-Westphalia. The existing steel service centres have reached their capacity limit and extending the present sites appropriately is not possible. ThyssenKrupp is expecting a short-term rise in production from currently 400 to approximately 600 metric tonnes per year. The new steel service centre, which will be located near the port of Krefeld (Osthafen Krefeld), is geared to this capacity. Furthermore, the layout and the premises allow a modular extension of 30 percent. A three-storey administration building including canteen is part of the concept.







The 14 hectare site is situated at the river Rhine, from where the coils will be delivered by ships. A roofed harbour crane is then used to lift the coils into the incoming warehouse. Delivery will also be possible by train via three railroad lines that lead into the incoming warehouse. The crane equipment is geared to a capacity of 40 metric tonnes. In the production area the material is processed and then stored in the outgoing warehouse for collection by train or lorry. On the ground floor the administration is equipped with reception and waiting area. Canteen, kitchen, changing rooms and sanitary facilities have separate and direct entrances to the production area. The two upper floors house the offices of the individual departments. Both buildings will be steel constructions to demonstrate the design options of the material that is produced and processed by the client.


  • Project Info

    Client: ThyssenKrupp Stahl-Service-Center GmbH

    Location: Krefeld

    Site Size: 14 hectares

    Gross Floor Area (GFA): 66,000 m²

    Costs: 52.5 million EUR

    Team aib: Kai-Uwe Lompa, Heinz-Günter Lang, Stefanie Marquardt, Michael Blank

    aib Services: Preliminary Planning



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