Diesel and Gas-Engine Power Plants in Germany
Achental
Location: BY
Operator: agnion Technologies GmbH
Configuration: 1 X 380 kW CHP
Operation: 2012
Fuel: wood syngas
E/G supplier: ??
EPC: agnion Technologies GmbH
Quick facts: This is a unique project using wood syngas and heatpipe-reformer techology. The project went commercial on 27 Feb 2012. Fuel is about 2,800 tpy of locally-sourced woodchips.

Photograph courtesy of agnion Technologies GmbH
Posted 3 Sep 2012

AMD Fab 36
Location: SN
Operator: Globalfoundries Inc
Configuration: 9 X 3.9-MW TCG2032 V16 engines CHP
Operation: 2005-2006
Fuel: natural gas
E/G supplier: Deutz
EPC: Deutz, ABO AG Energie + Anlagen
Quick facts: This complex trigeneration installation supplies an AMD 300mm wafer semiconductor plant. It was completed in two stages, six engines in Apr 2005 and three in Oct 2006, and can deliver 35 MW of electricity, 38 MW of heat and 53 MW of refrigeration. The leanburn engines each have a multistage train producing steam and hot water with three 5.8-MW double-effect absorption chillers and two 3.2-MW single-effect chillers, five 5.9-MW turbo-compression chillers, 14 cooling towers (each at 6.5 MW/cell), two 11.7-MWt, and a 5.0 MWe flywheel power conditioning device. The overall energy efficiency reaches 85%. The 20kV voltage fab requires power quality of ± 8% and ± 1% frequency tolerance. Heating and cooling temperature tolerances are ± 1°K.

Photograph courtesy of Deutz
Posted 13 Feb 2008

BHKW Erding
Location: BY
Operator: STEAG New Energies GmbH
Configuration: 1.2-MW gas engine CHP
Operation: 2015
Fuel: natural gas
E/G supplier: ??
EPC: STEAG
Quick facts: This CHP was built to power a compression heat pump using geothermal energy built as part of the Erding DHS system. The geothermal source is in Molassebecken.

Photograph courtesy of STEAG
Posted 8 May 2016

Fensterbach
Location: BY
Operator: Biogasanlage Gut Wolfring
Configuration: 1 X 330-kW JMC 208 GS-BL engine
Operation: 2006
Fuel: biogas
E/G supplier: Jenbacher
EPC: Ruckert NaturGas
Quick facts: In May 2006, a second, eco-certified Jenbacher engine was added to this plant. Biogas is from grass, corn, and chicken dung. Electricity is supplied to the grid and thermal energy is used for onsite heating or to dry grain and wood chips.

Photograph courtesy of GE Jenbacher
Posted 6 Apr 2007

Gerolsheim
Location: RP
Operator: Pfalzwerke AG
Configuration: 3 X 442-kW TBG604B V8 engines
Operation: 1993
Fuel: landfill gas
E/G supplier: Deutz
EPC: Haase Energietechnik

Photograph courtesy of Pfalzwerke AG
Posted 28 Dec 2007

BHKW Heinrich-Rau-Strasse
Location: BB
Operator: Stadtwerke Neuruppin GmbH
Configuration: 4 X 1.7 MW CHP
Operation: 1996
Fuel: natural gas
E/G supplier: Jenbacher
EPC: BET Leipzig GmbH, Kraftanlagen Hamburg GmbH

Photograph courtesy of Kraftanlagen Hamburg GmbH
Posted 23 Feb 2014

Klarsee
Location: MV
Operator: Nawaro Bioenergie AG
Configuration: 20 X 500-kW JMS 312 engines
Operation: 2007
Fuel: biogas
E/G supplier: Jenbacher
EPC: EnviTec Biogas
Quick facts: In Oct 2006, GE Energy received an order for the gas engines for the world's largest integrated biogas power station in Klarsee, Penkun, near the Polish border. Fuel is obtained by fermenting agricultural waste. Electricity is be sold to the local grid and thermal energy is used by an adjacent fertilizer production facility. The first module began operations in Nov 2006. About 60 agricultural enterprises and farmers from both Germany and Poland deliver approximately 300,000 tpy of specially bred maize silage, 60,000 tpy of manure and 20,000 tpy of grain.

Photograph courtesy of Nawaro Bioenergie AG
Posted 9 Sep 2007

Köln Bonn Airport
Location: NW
Operator: Stadtwerke Dinslaken GmbH
Configuration: 4 X 2 MW engines CHP
Operation: 1998
Fuel: natural gas
E/G supplier: Jenbacher
Quick facts: The heating plant at the Konrad-Adenauer-Airport Köln/Bonn was first started-up in 1968. In Jan 1997, a new tri-generation CHP plant was proposed and this was completed the following year. The thermal load for each engine is about 2.2 MW each. Only three of the four engines are required for regular operation. A 120m³ heat buffer storage tank was integrated into the network. By May 2009, the engines had amassed a combined 200,000hrs of operation.

Photograph courtesy of GE Jenbacher
Posted 30 May 2009

Manschnow
Location: BB
Operator: EEG - Erdgas Erdol GmbH
Configuration: 2 X 1.25 MW JMS 616 GS-NLC engines
Operation: 1999
Fuel: associated gas
E/G supplier: Jenbacher
Quick facts: BHKW Manschnow uses desulfurized associated gas from the Kietz field. The plant is jointly owned with E.ON.

Photograph courtesy of GE Jenbacher
Posted 10 Jan 2004

Marburg
Location: HE
Operator: Stadtwerke Marburg GmbH
Configuration: 3 X 28 kW, 1 X 1.28 MW engines, 1 X 4.6 MW Typhoon gas turbine CHP
Operation: ??-1997
Fuel: natural gas
E/G supplier: EGT

Photograph courtesy of Stadtwerke Marburg GmbH
Posted 30 Apr 2008

BHKW Obere Viehweide
Location: BW
Operator: Stadtwerke Tubingen GmbH
Configuration: 4 X 3.35-MW engines CHP
Operation: 2013
Fuel: natural gas
E/G supplier: Jenbacher
Quick facts: This CHP plant was rebuilt with four new Jenbacher gensets replaceing the Wartsila CW18V220 engines originally installed in 1999. This cost €6mn with another €1mn invested in a hew heat accumulator.

Photograph courtesy of Stadtwerke Tubingen GmbH
Posted 3 Sep 2016

BHKW Pfaffengrund
Location: BW
Operator: Stadtwerke Heidelberg GmbH
Configuration: 2 X 750-kW TCG 2016 V16 C engines CHP
Operation: 2005-2014
Fuel: biogas
E/G supplier: MWM
Quick facts: Part of a €40mn project for four new CHP plants running on biogas.

Photograph courtesy of MWM
Posted 15 Mar 2015

BHKW Rochlitz
Location: SN
Operator: Energieversorgung Rochlitz GmbH 
Configuration: 1 X 1.6-MW gas engine CHP
Operation: 2013
Fuel: biogas
E/G supplier: ??
EPC: STEAG
Quick facts: The operating company is owned by by Stadt Rochlitz (51%) and STEAG (49%).

Photograph courtesy of STEAG
Posted 8 May 2016

HKW Schelmenholz
Location: SL
Operator: Fernwarmeversorgung Mayen (FWM)
Configuration: 1 X 2-MW gas engine CHP
Operation: 2014
Fuel: biogas
E/G supplier: ??
EPC: STEAG
Quick facts: The first heating plant at Schelmenholz began serving the Winnenden DHS in 1964. It was built by a STEAG predecessor company Sedwestdeutsche Fernwarme GmbH. A new gas engine was commissioned in Jun 2014, 50yrs later. FWM is owned by STEAG (45%), Stadtwerke Mayen (30%), and others.

Photograph courtesy of STEAG
Posted 8 May 2016

BHKW Schwarzer Weg
Location: ST
Operator: Schönebecker Heizkraftwerk GmbH
Configuration: 4 X 1.7 MW CHP
Operation: 1998
Fuel: natural gas
E/G supplier: Jenbacher
EPC: Kraftanlagen Hamburg GmbH

Photograph courtesy of Kraftanlagen Hamburg GmbH
Posted 23 Feb 2014

 
Sonnenleithe
Location: SN
Operator: Stadtwerke Schwarzenberg GmbH
Configuration: 3-MW CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: ??
E/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of Stadtwerke Schwarzenberg GmbH
Posted 30 Apr 2008

BHKW Sudstadt
Location: MV
Operator: Stadtwerke Güstrow GmbH
Configuration: 3 X 1.94 MW CHP
Operation: 1995
Fuel: natural gas
E/G supplier: ??
EPC: Goepfert, Reimer & Partner Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Kraftanlagen Hamburg GmbH
Quick facts: BHKW Manschnow uses desulfurized associated gas from the Kietz field. The plant is jointly owned with E.ON.

Photograph courtesy of Kraftanlagen Hamburg GmbH
Posted 23 Feb 2014

Abbreviations

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

Updated 03-Sep-2016

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