06. March 2015 | MVV

Dr. Joachim Manns appointed Technical Director at MVV Umwelt

Plant manager at Rheinhafen-Dampfkraftwerk Karlsruhe to join management at subsidiary of Mannheim’s MVV Energie on 1 May

Dr. Joachim Manns has been appointed as the new Technical Director of the Mannheim-based company MVV Umwelt. The power plant manager at Rheinhafen-Dampfkraftwerk (RDK) in Karlsruhe will thus succeed Dr. Hansjörg Roll, who moved at the beginning of the year to become Chief Technology Officer at the MVV Energie parent group.

Dr. Manns (49) has managed the power plant operated by EnBW in Karlsruhe since 2013. Before this, he held various positions of responsibility in power plants and technology at EnBW and STEAG (Essen) in the two decades since completing his doctorate in physics at Bonn University in 1996.

"With Joachim Manns, we have gained an experienced German energy industry specialist for this key subsidiary of ours", stressed MVV’s CTO Dr. Hansjörg Roll. "Together with Commercial Director Michael Class, who is also responsible for sales, his technical competence will provide continuity and innovation aimed at promoting the forward-looking development of MVV Umwelt."

"I am looking forward to the move to Mannheim and to working closely together will all employees", commented Dr. Manns in an initial statement. "For me, the appointment to MVV Umwelt’s management offers an exciting business challenge to work at a successful group of companies that has a strategy aligned to the energy turnaround and is one of Germany’s leading energy players."

With more than 50 years of competence and experience of working with energy from waste plants and combined heat and power generation and an annual incineration capacity of some 1.6 million tonnes, MVV Umwelt is one of Germany’s top three companies in this sector. With around 500 employees, the company operates five power plants nationwide. Alongside industrial waste, it also disposes of non-recyclable waste for a total of 19 local and regional authorities with around four million inhabitants in their catchment areas. With three biomass power plants in Mannheim, Flörsheim-Wicker and Königs Wusterhausen, the company is also a market leader in the generation of energy from biomass. This year, MVV Umwelt will be launching operations at a new energy from waste plant in Plymouth and at a new biomass plant at Ridham Dock, both in the UK.