Coal-Fired Plants in Germany
Niedersachsen & Schleswig-Holstein
Flensburg
Location: SH
Operator: Stadtwerke Flensburg GmbH
Configuration: 3 X 30 MW, 3 X 35 MW CHP
Operation: 1971-1985
Fuel: bituminous coal, biomass, MSW
Boiler supplier: Lurgi
T/G supplier: Delaval, ABB
Quick facts: This CHP plant has CFB boilers. At the beginning of 2009, Stw Flensburg completed a 60mn investment program for the power station including new APC equipment and retrofits for MSW and biomass co-firing.

Photograph courtesy of Stadtwerke Flensburg GmbH
Posted 1 Jul 2009

GKH Hannover
Location: NI
Operator: Stadtwerke Hannover AG
Configuration: 2 X 150 MW CHP
Operation: 1989
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: BWE
T/G supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: The GKH project was originated in 1984 by a JV of Stw Hannover, Volkswagen Kraftwerk GmbH, and Continental AG as a DM 650mn, community-based CHP plant for the municipality and the nearby VW factory. In 2010, Stw Hannover bought out Continental. GKH is connected to the local 110kV network. Maximum heating capacity is 425 MWt. Unit-1 went commercial in Jul 1989 followed by Unit-2 in Sep 1989.

Photograph courtesy of Stadtwerke Hannover AG
Posted 23 Jan 2013

Kiel
Location: SH
Operator: GKK - Gemeinschaftskraftwerk Kiel GmbH
Configuration: 1 X 350 MW
Operation: 1970
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Deutsche Babcock
T/G supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: This supercritical boiler was retrofit with low-Nox burners in 1999. It is owned by E.ON and Stadtwerke Kiel. An 800-MW extension at Kiel was cancelled in Jul 2009.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON
Posted 9 Dec 2004

Mehrum
Location: NI
Operator: Kraftwerk Mehrum GmbH
Configuration: 1 X 750 MW
Operation: 1979
Fuel: bituminous coal, oil
Boiler supplier: L&C Steinmüller, Balcke-Dürr
T/G supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: This power station is jointly-owned by E.ON Kraftwerke GmbH 50%), Stadtwerke Hannover AG (33.3%) and Braunschweiger Versorgungs AG (16.7%). In Nov 2009, E.ON sold its 50% stake to Stw Hannover.

Photograph courtesy of Kraftwerk Mehrum GmbH
Posted 30 Mar 2005

Wedel
Location: SH
Operator: Vattenfall Europe AG
Configuration: 1 X 150 MW, 1 X 137 MW, 1 X 214 MW, 1 X 155 MW (ret) CHP
Operation: 1962-1991
Fuel: bituminous coal, oil
Boiler supplier: Durr
T/G supplier: Siemens, AEG

Photograph courtesy of Vattenfall
Posted 4 Sep 2006

Werk Wolfsburg Nord
Location: NI
Operator: VW Kraftwerk GmbH
Configuration: 2 X 70 MW
Operation: 1999
Fuel: anthracite, natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: Lentjes
T/G supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: This CHP plant on the Mittelland Canal dates back in parts to 1938. It serves VW's largest auto factory with around 50,000 eomployess as well as providing local heat supply. The main structure is a listed building and, with its 1.2km long brick facade and fouu 125m tall stacks, is a long-time city landmark. One of the stacks was rebuilt in 2009 using materials similar to the original. The HKW Sud electric plant was retired in 1999 when the new HKW Nord CFB units were commissioned.

Photograph by High Contrast (wikimedia)
Posted 11 May 2014

Werk Wolfsburg West
Location: NI
Operator: VW Kraftwerk GmbH
Configuration: 2 X 150 MW CHP
Operation: 1984-1985
Fuel: bituminous coal, fuel oil, wastewater sludge
Boiler supplier: BWE
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: This CHP plant was required to suply addtional electicity and heat to the VW Wolfsburg factory and relaated urban areas. The APC equipment has been upgraded. The stack is 140m tall and the NDT is 95m tall.

Photograph by Vanellus Foto (wikimedia)
Posted 11 May 2014

Wilhelmshaven-A
Location: NI
Operator: E.ON Energie
Configuration: 1 X 770 MW
Operation: 1976
Fuel: bituminous coal, oil
Boiler supplier: Deutsche Babcock
T/G supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: This station was retrofit with FGD and SCR, among the first such projects in Germany.The stack is 275m tall. There is a 56-MW SIemens V92 gas turbine onsite.

Photograph by Martina Nolte (wikimedia)
Re-posted 5 Jun 2013

Wilhelmshaven-II
Location: NI
Operator: Engie Germany
Configuration: 1 X 800 MW
Operation: 2015
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Hitachi Power Europe
T/G supplier: Hitachi
EPC: Fichtner, Heitkamp Ingenieur- und Kraftwerksbau
Quick facts: After 4yrs of preparatory work, the foundation stone for this unit was laid in Sep 2008. The site is in Rüstersieler Groden near the planned JadeWeserPort. The project is a JV with BKW FMB (33%) and WSW Energie & Wasser (15%). Design thermal efficiency is 46%. Boiler house is 110m tall, stack height is 177m. Photo is from May 2012. The €1bn unit began production in Jul 2014 and was declared commercial in Nov 2015.

Photograph courtesy by www.dirk-hottmann.com
Re-posted 8 Nov 2015

Abbreviations

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

Updated 08-Nov-2015

Home