About the Industries
There are some industrial companies along the Rhine River in the western part of Karlsruhe which deal with large amounts of hazardous liquids and gases. Their buildings and operating systems are strictly and legally regulated to protect the city’s inhabitants. Below you will find a short description of these chemical industries.
EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg, The Rhein Harbor’s Steam Power Plant
The EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG operates a steam power plant on the Rhein’s harbor in Karulsruhe (RDK). It is located directly in the area of the Rhein River where the Daxlanden borough is found. Here, the company produces electricity and district heating for the city. You will also find two coal-fired power stations, a gas power plant, and a steam power plant in operation.
Depending on how much heat is needed, up to 220 MW (Megawatt = 1.000.000 Watt) can be used to supply the city of Karlsruhe with district heating. The district heating is made of eco-friendly combined heat and power. Coal, natural gas and heating oil are all used as fuel. Ammonia is also used as a consumable material and is stored on the power plant’s site.
In the table of hazardous substances, you can learn how to identify the different substances and the possible effects they could have on you and the environment.
EnBW-Energie Baden-Württemberg AG Rheinhafen-Dampfkraftwerk
Oil Refinery Oberrhein
The Oil Refinery Oberrhein (MiRO) is Germany’s largest fuel refinery, covering an area of 458 hectares between the Rhine River and Karlsruhe-Knielingen. It functions to refine crude oil into valuable petroleum products such as petrol, diesel, liquid gas and heating oil. Thanks to the size of its tank farm, MiRO is able to balance out consumption fluctuations and, thus, ensure a reliable supply of fuel for the city.
MiRO, however, not only provides the inhabitants of Karlsruhe with mobility and a warm home; they supply the basic resources needed to produce a number of products used in our everyday lives, including (but not limted to) CDs, sportswear, beauty products and pharmaceutical products.
With more than 1000 employees, the MIRO oil refinery is an important employer and taxpayer for the city of Karlsruhe and its citizens. MiRO is also a major client for many suppliers and service providers throughout Karlsruhe.
To learn how to identify the kinds of fuels stored and processed at MiRO, as well as the possible effects they could have on you and the environment, please refer to the table of hazardous substances.
Mineraloelraffinerie Oberrhein GmbH & Co. KG
Nördliche Raffineriestraße 1
Oiltanking Deutschland is a subsidiary company of Oiltanking GmbH in Hamburg. With 17 locations within the Federal Republic of Germany, Oiltanking holds more the 2.2 million cubic meters of oil within its tanks. Oiltanking provides the mineral oil economy with the tank space and facilities it needs to function properly while allowing customers to remain the owner of the mineral oil.
The products stored in the tank farm serve to sustain private and commercial consumption. They also provide part of the emergency oil supply needed in case of a crisis in Germany.
The tank farm in Karlsruhe is located directly in the area of the Rhein River where the Daxlanden borough is found. Oiltanking stores gasoline and gasoline components, heating oil, diesel fuel and additives which are transferred via shore tanks and various forms of transportation.
In the table of hazardous substances, you can learn how to identify the substances stored at Oiltanking and find out the possible effects they could have on you and the environment.
Oiltanking Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG Tanklager Karlsruhe
Carl Roth GmbH + Co. KG
Since its foundation by Carl Roth in Karlsruhe in 1879, the company has stood for first-class advice and high-quality products in the fields of laboratory supplies, life science and chemicals for research and industry. The company always strives to be a reliable and long-term partner for its customers by continuously adapting its range of chemicals to changing needs and always providing the products needed to keep pace with the rapid progress in research and industry.
Since the start-up of the production site "An der Mole" in 2005, the company has also been able to meet these challenges logistically. More than 100 employees are now employed on an area of over 8,000 m², operating storage and filling facilities for the supply of raw and finished goods.
The diverse product range also includes substances listed in the incident category. As the number and variety of these substances increases with advances in research and industry, Carl Roth complies with the requirements for upper-tier establishments under the Hazardous Incident Ordinance. The focus is on ecological responsibility and environmentally conscious actions. An environmental management system, certified according to DIN EN ISO 14001, guarantees the monitoring of this objective. By participating in the Responsible Care® program of the chemical industry, an additional focus is placed on environmental protection, plant safety and occupational safety - all under regular external monitoring.
Carl Roth GmbH und Co. KG is convinced that safety, environmental protection and economic efficiency are compatible and sees the entry into the upper class of the Hazardous Incident Ordinance as a challenge and an opportunity to make its contribution to responsible and successful progress in research and industry.
In the table of hazardous substances, you can learn how to identify the substances stored at Carl Roth GmbH und Co. KG and find out the possible effects they could have on you and the environment.
Carl Roth GmbH + Co. KG