11 June 2024

Information Platform for Plant Engineers

Hall 8.1, Symmetrie 3


The “VDI Information Platform for Plant Engineers” is an initiative of the VDI Society for Process and Chemical Engineering (VDI-GVC), which deals with practice-oriented problems of production engineers relating to manufacturing plants.

VDI members receive a free ACHEMA trade fair ticket.

All information: www.vdi.de/gvc/betrieb

The event will be held in German.


Plant engineers are systemically relevant – not least in strengthening Germany as a production location in times of economic challenges in the chemical industry. They guarantee smooth work processes and bear great responsibility for their plant and safe and clean production with the best possible plant availability. They also guarantee the production of important products in the chemical industry with a wide range of applications, e. g. to combat the pandemic or implement the energy transition. After all, manufacturing substances and components for renewable energies would not work without plant engineers – true to the motto “Nothing works without us”.

The concept, which is established at the major chemical sites in Germany and facilitates a practice-orientated exchange of experience within the region, will be presented and moderated by experts. Short presentations will discuss current tasks facing production engineers, and exciting exhibits will invite participants to try them out.

Moderation and Programme

Christian Poppe, Covestro, Leverkusen

Alba Mena Subiranas, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen

Ljuba Woppowa, VDI e.V., Düsseldorf


Tuesday, 11 June 2024

10:00 – 10:15 h
Introduction to the information platform (concept, regional groups, tasks of the production engineer)

10:15 – 10:35 h
Intelligent maintenance and energy optimization for industrial plants

10:35 – 10:55 h
Digital twin and Digital Data Chain

10:55 – 11:15 h
Smart Glasses: Use of video support as an expert tool

11:15 – 11:35 h
Robots and drones in maintenance

11:35 – 11:55 h
Job description and presentation of the VDI certificate course for production engineers

11:55 – 12:00 h
Future topics and dates announced by the regional groups