Coal-Fired Plants in Spain - Asturias & Castilla y León
Aboño
Location: Asturias
Operator: HC Energia
Configuration: 1 X 366 MW, 1 X 556 MW
Operation: 1974-1985
Fuel: coal, blast-furnace gas, oil
Boiler supplier: GDV
T/G supplier: BBC
Quick facts: In 2005/06, the Abono units were retrofit with FW low-Nox burners and Abono-2 was later retrofit with a Babcock-Hitachi FGD system.

Photograph courtesy of HC Energia
Posted 5 Nov 2008

Anllares
Location: Leon
Operator: Térmicas de Anllares
Configuration: 1 X 365 MW
Operation: 1982
Fuel: anthracite, bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: GDV
T/G supplier: MHI
Quick facts: Jointly invested by Fenosa (67%) and Endesa (33%). Authorized in Nov 1978 and built to take advantage of nearby anthracite deposits. The stack is 150m tall.

Photograph courtesy of Union Fenosa
Posted 11 Aug 2004

Compostilla-II
Location: Leon
Operator: Endesa
Configuration: 2 X 141 MW (ret), 1 X 330 MW, 2 X 350 MW
Operation: 1961-1984
Fuel: anthracite, bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: GDV
T/G supplier: WH, MHI
Quick facts: The first generating units at Compostilla-I went online in 1945. The Unit-3 T/G set was MHI's first major power equipment sale into Spain. In May 2005, Endesa contracted with Inerco to install new combustion control systems at Compostilla and in Jan 2006, MHI received orders for FGD systems for Units 4&5. These were installed in consortium with Duro Felguera. Unit-1 was closed in 2005 and Unit-2 in Oct 2015.

Photograph courtesy of Endesa
Posted 22 Jun 2006

Lada 3&4
Location: Asturias
Operator: Iberdrola
Configuration: 1 X 155 MW, 1 X 358 MW
Operation: 1967-1981
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Babcock & Wilcox, B&W Espanola
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Gibbs & Hill
Quick facts: In May 2007, Iberdrola placed an order with MHI and Duro Felguera for a wet limestone FGD for Unit-4 and this went online in 2009. In Mar 2011, Iberdrola put Lada in economic reserve.

Photograph courtesy of publico.es
Posted14 Sep 2011

Narcea
Location: Asturias
Operator: Union Fenosa
Configuration: 1 X 65  MW, 1 X 166 MW, 1 X 364 MW
Operation: 1971-1984
Fuel: anthracite, bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: FW, Deutsche Babcock
T/G supplier: Parsons, BBC, Siemens
Quick facts: In 2008, Narcea in Oviedo was retrofit with wet limestone FGD systems by a consortium of Hitachi Power Europe and Cobra.

Photograph courtesy of Union Fenosa
Posted 5 Oct 2008

La Pereda
Location: Asturias
Operator: Hulleras del Norte SA
Configuration: 1 X 50 MW
Operation: 1993
Fuel: anthracite gob, biomass
Boiler supplier: Foster Wheeler
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This CFB plant burns about 400,000 tpy of gob along with a small amount of run-of-mine coal and waste wood. The site has been used for constructionof a pilot calcium carbonate looping CCS project.

Photograph by higlesias (Panoramio)
Posted 22 Feb 2012

Robla
Location: Leon
Operator: Union Fenosa
Configuration: 1 X 270 MW, 1 X 350 MW
Operation: 1971-1984
Fuel: anthracite, bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: FW, Deutsche Babcock
T/G supplier: BBC, Siemens
Quick facts: La Robla was retrofit with FGD systems by a consortium of Hitachi Power Europe and Cobra.

Photograph courtesy of Union Fenosa
Posted 11 Aug 2004

Soto de Ribera
Location: Asturias
Operator: HC Energia
Configuration: 1 X 254 MW, 1 X 361 MW
Operation: 1967-1984
Fuel: subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: WH, GE
Quick facts: This site is on the Rio Nalon about 7km from Oviedo. Unit-2 went commercial on 28 Sep 1967 and Unit-2 on 8 Aug 1984. In Nov 2007, the Ministry of Industry approved the closure of Soto-1, a 68-MW unit that went online in 1962 and had 191,130hrs of service. Unit-3 is being retrofit with a Babcock-Hitachi FGD system. An Alstom 400-MW CCGT block was added in 2008 and a second was added in 2010.

Photograph courtesy of HC Energia
Posted 5 Nov 2008

Velilla del Río Carrión
Location: Palencia
Operator: Endesa
Configuration: 1 X 148 MW, 1 X 350 MWW
Operation: 1964-1984
Fuel: anthracite, bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: GDV
T/G supplier: GE, WH
Quick facts: This plant was developed in the early 1960s to utilize local anthracite reserves. Unit-1 went online in Jun 1964 for operator Terminor SA. Unit-2 went commercial in Oct 1984. Local hard coal for Unit-2 was supplanted with imported coal in the 1990s. A wet limestone FGD from MHI was retopfit in 2008.

Photograph by Goldorak (wikipedia)
Posted 14 Sep 2011

Abbreviations

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

Updated 09-Oct-2015

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