Hydroelectric Plants in Germany - Nordrhein-Westfalen

Baldeney
Location: NW
Operator: RWE Innogy
Configuration: 2 X 4.6 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1933
T/G supplier: Escher Wyss, Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: This dam system created an 8km multipurpose reservoir on the Ruhr River south of Essen. The Baldeneysee is a center for water sports and is surrounded by walkways, trails and other recreational and commercial facilities.

Photograph by Nicolas Janberg (www.structurae.de)
Posted 23 Apr 2008

Heimbach Rebuild
Location: NW
Operator: RWE Innogy
Configuration: 2 X 8 MW Francis
Operation: 1976
T/G supplier: Sulzer Escher Wyss, BBC
Quick facts: This historic facility was built in 1904 and was the largest storage power station in Europe at the time. It is in the north Eifel and takes water from the Urfttalsperre over the Kermeterstollen and down 110m to the powerhouse in two 2.7km pressure pipes. The original equipment of eight 1.5-MW Francis machines was changed out after about 70yrs of operation. During the Battle of Hürtgenwald, German troops blew up the pressure pipes to increase flooding to obstruct advancing Allied forces. The art nouveau building is a local tourist attraction and houses the RWE Industriemuseum.

Photograph by Markus Schweiss (wikimedia)
Posted 10 Feb 2007

Hengstey
Location: NW
Operator: RWE Power
Configuration: 3 X 1.1 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1928
T/G supplier: Escher Wyss, Siemens Schuckertwerke
EPC: Peter Bauwens
Quick facts: Works construction at this weir and power station on the Ruhr started in Apr 1926 and was interrupted by floods in Oct and Nov of that year. Completion was not overly delayed. Nearby is the Koepchenwerk pumped-storage power station.

Photograph by Jochen Schneider (wikimedia)
Posted 10 Feb 2007

Hohenstein
Location: NW
Operator: RWE Innogy
Configuration: 3 X 840 kW Francis
Operation: 1925
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This plant on an island in the Ruhr was built to power the works of equipment maker Schaufelfabrik Bredt and taken over by VEW in 1928. The architecht was Prof Edmund Körner of Essen. The power station is a designated landmark for the city of Witten.

Photograph by Olbertz (wikimedia)
Posted 6 Feb 2008

Kettwig
Location: NW
Operator: RWE Innogy
Configuration: 3 X 1.225 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1949
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This is the smallest of five multiuse dams on the Ruhr and was built from 1940-1950. The first lock at the site was built in 1779-1780 and reconstructed in 1840. The current small lock is suitable for boats up to 300t. Average electric output of the associated hydroelectric plant is 16 GWh/yr.

Photograph courtesy of RWE AG
Posted 17 Feb 2008

Schwammenaul
Location: NW
Operator: RWE Innogy
Configuration: 1 X 14.35 MW Francis
Operation: 1942
T/G supplier: Escher Wyss, Siemens
EPC: Siemens

Photograph courtesy of RWE AG
Posted 17 Feb 2008

Siesel
Location: NW
Operator: Mark-E AG
Configuration: 3 X 600 kW Francis
Operation: 1921
T/G supplier: Voith

Photograph courtesy of Mark-E AG
Posted 30 Oct 2004

Unkelmühle
Location: NW
Operator: RWE Innogy
Configuration: 2 X 210 kW 1 X 100 kW Francis
Operation: 1921
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: Unkelmühle was built by the Hegeling company of Eitdorf.

Photograph by Olbertz (wikimedia)
Posted 6 Feb 2008

Steinhelle II
Location: NW
Operator: RWE Innogy
Configuration: 1 X 250 kW Kaplan
Operation: 1929
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of RWE AG
Posted 18 Feb 2008

Untermaubach
Location: NW
Operator: RWE Innogy
Configuration: 1 X 220 kW bulb
Operation: 1967
T/G supplier: Sulzer Escher Wyss

Photograph courtesy of RWE AG
Posted 18 Feb 2008<

Wilhelmstahl
Location: NW
Operator: Mark-E AG
Configuration: 2 X 300 kW Francis
Operation: 1924
T/G supplier: Amme, Maier

Photograph courtesy of Mark-E AG
Posted 30 Oct 2004

Dienstflagge NRW

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 20-Feb-2017

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