Executive Board of MAN Energy Solutions
Dr Uwe Lauber - Chief Executive Officer, Chief Sales Officer
Dr Uwe Lauber was born in Bad Säckingen in Germany in 1967. After graduating from high school he studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences of Technology, Economics and Design (HTWG) in Konstanz and obtained a master's degree. In 2000, he studied business engineering at the business school in St. Gallen. In addition to that, in 2009, he received a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Kronstadt.
Jürgen Klöpffer -
Chief Financial Officer
Jürgen Klöpffer was born in Passau, Germany, in 1964. After graduating from high school, he studied business administration at the University of Passau, graduating with a master’s degree.
In 1990, he started his professional career at Siemens AG, where he held various positions in purchasing and logistics in Regensburg, and later in Mexico.
Martin Oetjen -
Chief Operating Officer
Martin Oetjen was born in Buchholz in the Nordheide in 1968. In 1988 he began studying mechanical engineering at the TU Braunschweig, graduating in 1995 with a degree in engineering.
Since 1 August 2020 Martin Oetjen has been a member of the Executive Board of MAN Energy Solutions SE and is responsible for the company's entire supply chain.
Martin Rosik - Chief Human Resources Officer
Martin Rosik holds a degree in economics and has been with the Volkswagen Group for 17 years, holding various functions. As an HR manager, he also has extensive experience in various sectors of industry highly relevant to the business of MAN Energy Solutions SE — from the foundry industry, plant engineering and the construction industry through to the service sector.
Dr Gunnar Stiesch -
Chief Technology Officer
Dr Gunnar Stiesch was born in Hanover in 1970. He has been Chief Technology Officer at MAN Energy Solutions SE since 1 January 2023, with responsibility for research and development.
Latest news from MAN Energy Solutions
MAN Gensets to Add 50 MW to Namibian Grid
MAN Energy Solutions will supply three MAN 18V51/60DF dual-fuel engines with alternators and auxiliary equipment as part of an expansion of the ANIXAS power station in Walvis Bay, Namibia. For this purpose, a new power station will be built directly next to the existing facility, expanding the current generation capacity of 22.5 MW by an additional 50 MW. The power station will be operated by state-owned utility, Namibia Power Corporation (NamPower).
The project is a joint venture between FK Namibia – represented by FK Generators and Equipment (International) – and the two Namibian firms, PHIM and August Twenty Six Construction. It was commissioned via an open, international bidding process for constructing the power station under an EPC turnkey contract.
Ghassan Saab, Head of Power, MEA Region at MAN Energy Solutions, said: “This new power plant will enhance the Namibian power grid’s security of supply by introducing 50 MW of dispatchable generation capacity. Furthermore, it will provide grid support to compensate for sudden losses of energy caused by the intermittent nature of renewable energy sources on the grid. By adding such dispatchable capacity, the plant will contribute to the unlocking and integration of a greater share of renewable energy.”
Once commissioned, the MAN 51/60DF engines will initially run on liquid fuel. As soon as an appropriate gas infrastructure becomes available regionally, the dual-fuel engines can seamlessly switch to operation on low-emission natural gas, while maintaining the flexibility to operate on liquid fuels should the gas supply be interrupted.
Saab added: “The dual-fuel capability of our 51/60DF engines offers operators full fuel-flexibility and reliability. Depending on availability, the engines can easily switch between fuels without performance loss, ensuring maximum security of supply.”
Long African track-record
MAN Energy Solutions is currently involved in many power-plant projects in Africa and has offices in Egypt, South Africa, Senegal, Kenya, Namibia and Nigeria.
Saab concluded: “MAN Energy Solutions can look back on a long history of success in Africa. For more than half a century, we have actively carried out power-plant projects in more than 30 African countries and have achieved a power-generation capacity of more than 3.2 gigawatts. In addition to the power plant in Namibia, we are currently building plants in Senegal, Mali, Niger and Chad, proving the reliability of our power-plant solutions in providing domestic populations with stable energy supplies.”
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