n industrial-scale heat pump is being built at the BASF site in Ludwigshafen, Germany by BASF and MAN Energy Solutions. Both companies are now conducting a feasibility study for the planned heat pump in an effort to reduce emissions and natural gas consumption. The planned large-scale heat pump will enable production of steam using electricity from renewable energy, tapping waste heat from the cooling water system at BASF as a source of thermal energy. The residual heat in the water will be processed using compression to produce steam that will be fed into the site’s steam network. By integrating the planned heat pump into the site’s production infrastructure, up to 150 metric tons of steam can be produced per hour, equivalent to a thermal output of 120MW.