Coal-Fired Plants in the Netherlands
Amer
Location: NB
Operator: Essent
Configuration: 1 X 600 MW + 1 X 30-MW GT9D GT, 1 X 645 MW
Operation: 1980-1993
Fuel: hard coal, natural gas, wood
Boiler supplier: Schelde
T/G supplier: ABB
EPC: A 1,000-MW coal-fired unit planned to extend the site was cancelled in May 2008. Amer-81 was closed at the end of 2015.

Photograph courtesy of EPZ
Posted 18 Mar 2001

Borssele-12
Location: ZE
Operator: EPZ
Configuration: 1 X 426 MW
Operation: 1987 (ret)
Fuel: hard coal, biomass
Boiler supplier: Schelde
T/G supplier: ASEA, BBC
Quick facts: EPZ, a 70:30 JV of Delta and RWE, began co-combusting biomass at Borsselle-12 in 2000. A biomass contribution of up to 20% was reached before the end of subsidies and the generator reverted to almost complete coal-firing by 2014. The coal-fired set was closed on 25 Nov 2015 as it was not upgraded to current air-quality regulations. The site is shared with the only remaining Dutch NPP.

Photograph courtesy of EPZ
Posted 16 Dec 2015

Eemshaven
Location: GR
Operator: RWE Energy Nederland
Configuration: 2 X 800 MW
Operation: 2016
Fuel: hard coal, biomass
Boiler supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: RWE, Koster GmbH, Visser & Smit Bouw, Manika
Quick facts: In Mar 2009, RWE awarded Alstom a €500mn contract for a pair of 800-MW coal-fired USC boliers for the Eemshaven project. Hard coal is the primary fuel but allowance has been made for biomass co-firing of up to 10%. HPE is building the flue-gas cleaning equipment. Deisgn thermal efficiency is 46%+, The 50ha site is at Eemshaven port. and up to 3,000 people are working on the building site. The investment wiill be over €2bn.

Photograph courtesy of Essent
Re-osted 12 Jan 2014

Gelderland-13
Location: GE
Operator: Engie
Configuration: 1 X 632 MW
Operation: 1981 (ret)
Fuel: hard coal, oil, biomass
Boiler supplier: Stork
T/G supplier: MAN, Alsthom
Quick facts: In 1985-1988, the unit was fitted with a wet limestone FGD system of GE Environmental Services design and in 1994, an SCR system was added. The plant is the site of a waste wood co-firing project designed to burn 60,000 tpa of processed waste wood. The material is collected and processed into raw wood chips at three sites and the wood is then cleaned and chipped. After delivery to the plant, the chips are screened again and then fed to a hammer mill and finally powdered in a wood-handling system. A metering system then delivers the fuel to four burner injection systems, each capable of delivering 1.1-3.5t of fuel per hour and in total supplying about 20MWe equivalent of heat input. The system was commissioned in 1995 as the first direct biomass co-combustion demonstration in a large utility boiler in Europe. Gelderland-13 was closed Dec 2015.

Photograph by Henk Kersten
Re-posted 6 Oct 2007

Hemweg
Location: NH
Operator: Nuon Holding
Configuration: 1 X 508 MW + 1 X 135-MW GT 13E, 1 X 680 MW
Operation: 1980-1993
Fuel: hard coal, natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: Schelde
T/G supplier: ABB, BBC, Stork
Quick facts: The Hemweg-8 boiler, built by Stork under Mitsui-Babcock license, was regarded as state-of-the-art when installed. Steam conditions are 260 bar, 540°/568° C. The plant has low-Nox burners from Fortum and a wet limestone FGD from Hoogovens and GE Environmental Services. The 500-MW gas-fired steam-electric unit Hemweg-7 went online in 1979 and was closed on 1 January 2012 having supplied some 49 TWh to the gird.

Photograph courtesy of Hoogovens Technical Services
Posted 11 May 2003

Maasvlakte 1&2
Location: ZH
Operator: E.ON Benelux
Configuration: 2 X 540 MW
Operation: 1975
Fuel: hard coal, natural gas, biomass
Boiler supplier: Deutsche Babcock, Schelde
T/G supplier: BBC
Quick facts: The units were retrofit with a Fisia Babcock SCR and new HP and MD turbine components by Alstom.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON
Re-posted 23 Dec 2011

Maasvlakte-3
Location: ZH
Operator: E.ON Benelux
Configuration: 1 X 1,117 MW
Operation: 2016
Fuel: hard coal, natural gas, biomass
Boiler supplier: Hitachi Power Europe
T/G supplier: Alstom
Quick facts: MPP3 is a USC unit with steam conditions of 285 bar, 600/620C giving a thermal efficiency on the order of 46%. The €1.2mn unit will be among the largest coal-fired units in Europe and will provide about 7% of the nation's electricity. Construction started on 15 Apr 2008 and first fire was in Apr 2014. This is a sister unit to E.ON's Datteln Block 4 in NWR, Germany.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON
Re-posted 3 May 2014

Maasvlakte Missouriweg
Location: ZH
Operator: Engie
Configuration: 1 X 800 MW
Operation: 2013
Fuel: hard coal, biomass
Boiler supplier: Hitachi Power Europe
T/G supplier: Hitachi
Quick facts: Also in the Maasvlakte area of Rotterdam is this large USC unit designed for hard coal and up to 50% biomass consumption. Construction on the €1.2mn unit began on 22 Jun 2009. The order was part of a three-plant convoy contract signed with Hitachi in May 2007, two units for Germany, later cancelled, and this one in Holland. The orders included the delivery and engineering of all the key power plant components including the BTG and the entire flue gas cleaning system. The plant went commercial in Jul 2014.

Photograph courtesy of Royal HaskoningDHV
Re-posted 12 Jul 2014

Abbreviations

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

Updated 12-Mar-2016

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