Waste-to-Energy Plants in Germany - Nordrhein-Westfalen
Location: NW
Operator: MVA Bielefeld-Herford GmbH
Configuration: 1 X 20.4 MW
Operation: 1981
Fuel: refuse, wastewater sludge
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: ??
T/G supplier: AEG
Quick Facts: Three different local authorities own the plant. The emissions control equipment on the three processing lines was extensively upgraded in the 1990s. Throughput is about 330,000 tons MSW/yr.

Photograph courtesy of MVA Bielefeld-Herford GmbH
Posted 26 Jul 2002

MVA Flingern
Location: NW
Operator: Mullverbrennungsanlage Dusseldorf
Configuration: 2 X 1.6 MW CHP
Operation: 1975
Fuel: refuse
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: BBC
Quick facts: The plant was retrofit with an SCR from Fisia Babcock in 1996.

Photograph courtesy of Stadtwerke Dusseldorf AG
Posted 26 Aug 2006

Location: NW
Operator: Gemeinschafts-Mull-Verbrennungsanlage Niederrhein GmbH
Configuration: 1 X 25 MW, 1 X 16 MW CHP
Operation: 1997-2005
Fuel: refuse, natural gas
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Deutsche-Babcock, Fisia
T/G supplier: MAN, B+V
Quick facts: GMVA began operations in 1972. This 4-line plant has a trhoughput of over 700,000 tpy of MSW and supplies about 430 GWh of electricity and 150 GWt for the grid and regional users.

Photograph courtesy of Gemeinschafts-Mull-Verbrennungsanlage Niederrhein GmbH
Posted 11 Jun 2016

RZH Herten
Location: NW
Operator: AGR Unternehmensgruppe
Configuration: 2 X 14.9 MW
Operation: 1982
Fuel: refuse, industrial waste
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Lurgi
T/G supplier: ABB
Quick Facts: RZR Herten has two MSW incinerators and two industrial waste incinerators. A two-line extension with a new 19.7-MW T/G set has been ordered from Fisia Babcock for service in 2009.

Photograph courtesy of AGR Unternehmensgruppe
Posted 17 May 2006

MHKW Karnap
Location: NW
Operator: RWE Power
Configuration: 1 X 43 MW CHP
Operation: 1987
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Deutsche Babcock
T/G supplier: ABB
Quick facts: This plant has a throughput of about 700,000 tpy and takes about 65% of the refuse generated by the five cities of Bottrop, Essen, Gelsenkirchen, Gladbeck, and Mülheim ad Ruhr which have a combined population of about 1.3mn. The site was previously used for a hard-coal fired plant shut down in 1987. A fourth boiler was added in 1995 making this the largest WTE plant in Germany in terms of MSW incineration. New pollution control and wastewater treatment measures were adopted from 1995-1998. Up to 130 MJ/s is available for heating. The plant has an ESP, FGD, activated coke system, and flue gas denitrification system.

Photograph courtesy of RWE AG
Posted 19 Nov 2006

AVG Köln
Location: NW
Operator: AVG Köln GmbH
Configuration: 1  X 56 MW
Operation: 1998
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Steinmuller
T/G supplier: ABB
EPC: Steinmuller, Ecoling
Quick facts: Plant design throughput is 420,000 tpy. Project development was marred by allegations of financial irregularities.

Photograph courtesy of Ecoling Partner AG
Posted 22 Nov 2006

EBS Knapsack
Location: NW
Operator: EEW Energy from Waste GmbH
Configuration: 1 X 33.5 MW CHP
Operation: 2009
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: AE&E Inova, Sefako
T/G supplier: ??
Quick Facts: EBS Kraftwerk GmbH was founded in 2007 to build this WTE power station at the InfraServ Knapsack industrial park in Hurth. The 2-line plant can burn up to 240,000 tpy. The plant cost about €105mn and was built with consortium partner Sotec.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON Energy from Waste AG
Re-posted 7 Jul 2013

Location: NW
Operator: EGK GmbH & Co KG
Configuration: 1  X 12 MW, 1 X 2.8 MW
Operation: 1982-1997
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Babcock Borsig
T/G supplier: BBC, B+V
EPC: Steinmuller, Ecoling
Quick facts: This plant is in the northern suburbs of Krefeld and serves two local districts and Mönchengladbach. There are four lines, the first two dating to 1975, the third to 1982, and the fourth to 1997. A new roller-grate boiler was retrofit in 2010 to replace the three oldest steam generators. This has a sodium bicarbonate scrubber, baghouses, and SNCR.

Photograph courtesy of EGK GmbH & Co KG
Posted 20 Jun 2009

MVA Weisweiler
Location: NW
Operator: MVA Weisweiler GmbH & Co KG
Configuration: steam only
Operation: 1996
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: ??
T/G supplier: n/a
Quick Facts: This EFW plant s owned by a JV of AWA Entsorgung GmbH and the private company Entsorgungsgesellschaft Niederrhein mbH. The investment ws €312mn. The plant has three lines and throughput is about 360,000 tpy. 35 MWe-equivalent of steam is piped to the nearby Weisweiler brown-coal power station and used for power generation.

Photograph courtesy of AWA Entsorgung GmbH
Posted 7 Jam 2017

Location: NW
Operator: AWG Abfallwirtschaftsgesellschaft mbH Wuppertal
Configuration: 2 X 20 MW
Operation: 1974
Fuel: refuse, industrial waste
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Lurgi
T/G supplier: ABB
Quick Facts: Wuppertal has five MSW incinerator lines with roller-grate systems, and Alstom NID systems with baghouses and activated carbon systems.

Photograph courtesy of AWG
Re-posted 10 Feb 2007

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

Updated 07-Jan-2017