History 1978 – 1996
TBH was founded by Ing. Ludwig Hajek and Dr. Edmund Reichard in 1978. After Ing. Hajek left, Dr. Edmund Reichard remained as director and owner of the company until his death. The projects we handled during this period were as follows:
- Energy and heating systems
- Liquid and gas tank installations – petrochemical plant
- Water systems
- Food and drink industry
- Staff hire (engineering and office staff)
After director Dr. Edmund Reichard died in 1995, brothers Oliver and Andreas Grabner joined the company. Ing. Herbert Grabner joined the company as director in 1997. With his 35 years’ experience with OMV as engineer and ultimately head of the projects department at OMV, we extended our business to include systems construction.
TBH came to focus mainly on industrial petrochemistry in the fields of energy and environmental engineering. The company’s work includes producing documentation and technical designs for petrochemical process installations at refineries to the latest state of the art.
Head offices move to Perchtoldsdorf. Our staff numbers doubled to meet increasing demand and order levels, so TBH acquired our new HQ building at Perchtoldsdorf near Vienna, with up to 150 staff working over an area of 2,000 m2.
TBH worked as a subcontractor on a SNOx system (flue gas denitrification and desulphurisation system for power station and refinery flue gases), designing 5,000 t of steel for flue gas ducts and steelwork and producing static load calculations. The system setup was designed in 3D.
TBH became involved in the Rumanian petrochemical industry, handling engineering projects through to producing turnkey installations and commissioning them successfully for PETROM, including building the first biodiesel unloading and mixing station in Romania.