WTE Plants in Germany - other lšnder
MHKW Bremen
Location: HB
Operator: swb AG
Configuration: 1 X 33 MW CHP
Operation: 2009
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Baumbarte, ThyssenKrupp Xervon Energy
T/G supplier: Tosi
Quick facts: In 2005, Boiler No 1 at this facility was rebuilt with considerably higher capacity.

Photograph courtesy of swb AG
Posted 18 Jul 2010

Großräschen
Location: BB
Operator: E.ON Energy from Waste AG
Configuration: 1 X 28 MW CHP
Operation: 2008
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Inova
T/G supplier: Kanis
EPC: AE&E Inova, NV-EnerTech
Quick facts: The Großräschen plant was developed by Koop International and acquired by E.ON in 2006. It is at the Tagebau Meuro lignite mining complex at the site of a briquette plant closed in 2004.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON Energy from Waste AG
Posted 19 Dec 2012

Karlsruhe
Location: MV
Operator: Thermoselect Südwest GmbH (EnBW)
Configuration: 1 X 12.7 MW
Operation: 2002
Fuel: refuse-derived syngas
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ??
Quick Facts: The Thermoselect system produces syngas, useable mineral substances, and iron-rich materials from mixed wastes. At full design load, this plant was designed to process almost 800 tpd of refuse. The plant was reportedly shutdown in 2004.

Photograph courtesy of Thermoselect
Posted 3 Apr 2005

Premnitz
Location: BB
Operator: EEW Energy from Waste GmbH
Configuration: 1 X 14 MW CHP
Operation: 2009
Fuel: RDF
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: KAB Takuma, Tlmace
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This 2-line plant cost €70m. Throughput is 250,000 tpy of MSW converted to RDF. The plant was handed over on 14 Jan 2009.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON Energy from Waste AG
Posted 7 Jul 2013

Raba-Zast
Location: TH
Operator: ZASt - Zweckverband Abfallwirtschaft Sudwestthuringen
Configuration: 1 X 14 MW CHP
Operation: 2007
Fuel: anthracite, refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Martin
T/G supplier: B+V
EPC: KAM, Alpine Bau
Quick facts: ZASt was created at the end of 1994 in advance of new German waste disposal regulations implemented in 2005. Its owners comprise two municipalities and three counties in southwest Thuringia. The FID for a new WTE plant was made in Mar 2003.

Photograph courtesy of ZASt - Zweckverband Abfallwirtschaft Sudwestthuringen
Posted 2 Jan 2011

EBS-HKW Rostock
Location: MV
Operator: Vattenfall Europe New Energy GmbH
Configuration: 1 X 20 MW CHP
Operation: 2010
Fuel: RDF
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Takuma
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: KAB Kraftwerks- und Anlagenbau, Takuma, BLS Energieplan
Quick facts: This project cost €83mn and is located on a 2.4ac site in Rostock's port area. The complex includes a processing plant to make RDF from municipal and industrial waste as well as a biological waste treatment facility. Maximum MSW throughput for the complex is 230,000 tpy. APC on the power plant includes fabric filters, spray dry absorbers, activated coke injection, and SNCR. The stoker boiler/incineration system was ordered in Nov 2006 and the foundation stone was laid on 23 Apr 2007.

Photograph courtesy of Vattenfall
Posted 5 May 2010

Rudersdorf
Location: BE
Operator: Vattenfall Europe New Energy GmbH
Configuration: 1 X 35.5 MW CHP
Operation: 2008
Fuel: Refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Fisia
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Poyry
Quick facts: Construction got underway in May 2006 and the plant was substantially complete by Mar 2008. The plant cost about €110mn and waste throughput is about 260,000 tpy. Steam is supplied to the nearby Cemex OstZement GmbH plant.

Photograph courtesy of Vattenfall Europe
Posted 18 Jun 2008

MHKW Ruhleben
Location: BE
Operator: Berliner Stadtreinigungsbetriebe
Configuration: 90 MWt (steam only)
Operation: 1967-2012
Fuel: Refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Fisia
T/G supplier: n/a
EPC: Fisia Babcock Environment, Born Ermel Engineers
Quick facts: Development of this WTE plant began just after the Berlin Wall was erected and ground-breaking was in Oct 1964. The plant went online in 1967 with 8 roller-grate lines and six boilers. The incinerators and APCS were extensively updated from 1986 to 1989 and again from 1996 to 1999. Four of the existing lines were replaced with a new, single-line installation starting in 2008 at a cost of €120mn. The new line was handed over by Fisia on 12 Jun 2016. Total design thoughput is now around 520,000 tpy of MSW. The steam is used for the city heating system and also supplied to the adjacent Reuter PS owned by Vattenfall.

Photograph courtesy of Berliner Stadtreinigungsbetriebe
Posted 9 Oct 2016

Schwedt
Location: BB
Operator: Kraftwerk Schwedt GmbH & Co KG
Configuration: 1 X 31 MW CHP
Operation: 2010
Fuel: RDF, paper mill waste
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: AE&E
T/G supplier: Kanis
Quick facts: KSC is a joint venture between EEW Energy from Waste GmbH and paper maker LEIPA Georg Leinefelder GmbH. The site is near the Polish border. Throughput is up to 220,000 tpy of mixed fuels.

Photograph courtesy of www.manager-magazin.de
Posted 7 Jul 2013

Spreerecycling
Location: BB
Operator: Spreerecycling GmbH & Co KG
Configuration: 1 X 17 MW CHP
Operation: 2013
Fuel: RDF, paper mill waste
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Baumgarte
T/G supplier: Kanis
Quick facts: Planning for this WTE project began in 2007, construction began in Dec 2009, and trial operation began in Dec 2012. Handover was on 23 May 2013.The plant cost €138mn. The thermal rating is 110 MWt. The plant also burns mill waste from owner Hamburger Rieger's Papierfabrik Spremberg. Total fuel throughput is about 255,000 tpy.

Photograph courtesy of Spreerecycling
Posted 5 Oct 2014

Stavenhagen
Location: MV
Operator: Nehlsen Heizkraftwerke GmbH & Co KG
Configuration: 1 X 45 MW CHP
Operation: 2007
Fuel: RDF
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Baumgarte, Thyssen-Krupp-Xervon
T/G supplier: MAN, Elin
Quick facts: The plant cost about €52mn. Partners include Convis, BLS Energieplan, Fiedler-Beck, and GfbU. Back-end equipment includes primary NOx-reduction, a LÜHR- scrubber-system, and baghouse. Design throughput is 95,000 tpy.

Photograph courtesy of Nehlsen GmbH & Co
Posted 31 Mar 2006

AVA Velsen
Location: SL
Operator: EEW Energy from Waste GmbH
Configuration: 1 X 21.5 MW CHP
Operation: 1997
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Von Roll
T/G supplier: ABB
Quick facts: The plant cost about €178mn. Abfallverwertungsanlage Velsen (AVA) is a 51:49 joint venture of EVS, a group of 52 Saarland municipalities, and SOTEC (later EEW). Back-end equipment includes ESPs, baghouses, a wet scrubber, and catalyst systems. The plant has two lines with total throughput of about 210,000 tons MSW/yr.

Photograph courtesy of SOTEC GmbH
Posted 29 Oct 2005

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