Coal-Fired Plants in Nordrhein-Westfalen B to L
Bergkamen A
Location: NW
Operator: Gemeinschaftskraftwerk Bergkamen A oHG
Configuration: 1 X 747 MW CHP
Operation: 1981
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Deutsche Babcock, EVT
T/G supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: Bergkamen is jointly owned by STEAG and RWE Power AG. The plant is on the Datteln-Hamm Canal allowing for ready access to fuel transport. The stack is 285m high.

Photograph courtesy of STEAG AG
Posted 26 Mar 2003

Elberfeld
Location: NW
Operator: WSW Wuppertaler Stadtwerke AG
Configuration: 1 X 102 MW CHP
Operation: 1989
Fuel: hard coal, natural gas
Boiler supplier: EVT
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: The Elberfeld CHP installion has an installed heating capaciyt of 201 MWt. Shown is the original 198m stack, since demolished. The first power generation at the site started in 1900 when two 1-MW Parsons turbines were commissioned. A 40-MW coal-fired unit dating to 1963 has been closed. The 100-MW machine was overhauled by ABB Turbinen in 1998. GDF SUEZ has a 33.1% stake in the two WSW thermal power stations.

Photograph courtesy of WSW Wuppertaler Stadtwerke AG
Posted 27 Dec 2011

Datteln
Location: NW
Operator: E.ON Energie
Configuration: 2 X 100 MW, 1 X 113 MW CHP
Operation: 1964-1969
Fuel: hard coal, COG
Boiler supplier: Steinmuller, EVT
T/G supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: Datteln produces traction power for the German railways as well as regular power and heat. A new 1,100-MW block is under construction.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON
Posted 17 Feb 2005

Datteln-4
Location: NW
Operator: E.ON Energie
Configuration: 1 X 1,100 MW CHP
Operation: 2015
Fuel: hard coal
Boiler supplier: Hitachi Power Europe
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alpine Bau, Bilfinger VAM, Draheim Steel
Quick facts: In Jun 2005, E.ON said it would build a new, extra-large coal-fired unit at Datteln, In Oct 2006, HPE was contracted for the D4 boiler, one of four similar “convoy” units ordered by E.ON for €1.2bn. This includes Maasvlakte Unit-3 in holland. Construction was halted in Sep 2009 when a regional court rejected the initial permits on environmental grounds. At that point, the investment already totaled an estimated €1bn. Subsequently, work has continued to the extent possible. Datteln-4 has some internals made from T24 steel. D4 will generate 413 MW of 16.7-Hz power for the rail system.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON
Posted 9 May 2014

Flingern
Location: NW
Operator: Stadtwerke Dusseldorf AG
Configuration: 1 X 28 MW, 1 X 55 MW CHP
Operation: 1954-2000
Fuel: hard coal, brown coal, refuse, natural gas
Boiler supplier: VKW, Balcke-Durr
T/G supplier: BBC, ABB
Quick facts: Four refuse-fired boilers and four coal-fired Boilers feed a common header which in turn supplies two high and two low pressure turbines and a district heating system. Heat input from refuse is about 15%.

Photograph courtesy of Stadtwerke Dusseldorf AG
Posted 26 Aug 2006

Frimmersdorf
Location: NW
Operator: RWE Power
Configuration: 2 X 100 MW, 13 X 150 MW, 2 X 300 MW
Operation: 1959-1970
Fuel: brown coal
Boiler supplier: VKW, EVT
T/G supplier: BBC, Siemens
Quick facts: In Jul 2005, the modern plant at Frimmersdorf celebrated its 50th anniversary. The power station has been the site of several engineering firsts, including the first tower boiler for lignite and the first large-scale FGD system for a lignite-fired power plant. In 1964, capacity reached 2,000 MW making it the largest power plant in the world. The 100-MW sets and some of the 150-MW sets have now been removed from service. A precursor 26-MW plant was built at Frimmersdorf in 1926, but only a few ancillary facilities remain of this old power plant on the western outskirts of Frimmersdorf town.

Photograph courtesy of RWE AG
Re-posted 19 Nov 2006

Goldenberg K
Location: NW
Operator: RWE Power
Configuration: 2 X 100 MW
Operation: 1953 (rebuilt 1993)
Fuel: brown coal
Boiler supplier: EVT
T/G supplier: BBC, Siemens
Quick facts: In 1914, the first power plant went online at this site named after RWE engineer Bernhard Goldenberg. Goldenberg was one of the first large-scale German power plants and was developed and expanded into the 1950s. New federal emission control laws could not be economically met and the remaining boilers were taken out of operation in 1993. However, in order to fulfill the long-term heat and power obligations in the area, two new CFB boilers were completed in 1992/93.

Photograph courtesy of RWE AG
Posted 19 Nov 2006

Garath Unit-1
Location: NW
Operator: Stadtwerke Dusseldorf AG
Configuration: 1 X 20 MW CHP
Operation: 1965 (ret)
Fuel: hard coal, natural gas
Boiler supplier: Deutsche Babcock
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This was the first CHP plant in the world fitted with FGD kit. The plant was converted to natural gas in 1998 and the electrical component taken out of service. The plant serves the heating network in the southern parts of Dusseldorf. The 100m stack is a local landmark.

Photograph courtesy of Stadtwerke Dusseldorf AG
Posted 26 Aug 2006

Gustav Knepper-C
Location: NW
Operator: E.ON Energie
Configuration: 1 X 325 MW CHP
Operation: 1971
Fuel: hard coal, gas, oil
Boiler supplier: EVT
T/G supplier: AEG, Siemens

Photograph courtesy of E.ON
Posted 17 Feb 2005

Herdecke
Location: NW
Operator: Mark-E AG
Configuration: 1 X 76 MW, 1 X 90 MW
Operation: 1908-1962 (ret)
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Deutsche Babcock
T/G supplier: BBC
Quick facts: Germany's first slag-tap boiler was built at Herdecke in 1932. The plant is now heat-only. A 400-MW combined cycle was built at the site.

Photograph courtesy of Mark-E AG
Posted 24 Oct 2004

Herne
Location: NW
Operator: STEAG AG
Configuration: 2 X 150 MW, 1 X 300 MW, 1 X 500 MW
Operation: 1962-1989
Fuel: hard coal
Boiler supplier: Steinmuller
T/G supplier: Siemens

Photograph courtesy of STEAG AG
Posted 26 Mar 2003

Ibbenburen
Location: NW
Operator: RWE Power
Configuration: 1 X 752 MW
Operation: 1972-1976
Fuel: anthracite and bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Steinmuller
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Veba Kraftwerke Ruhr AG
Quick facts: This is the largest anthracite-fired generating unit outside China. The stack is 275m high.

Photograph courtesy of RWE AG
Posted 18 Nov 2006

Lausward
Location: NW
Operator: Stadtwerke Dusseldorf AG
Configuration: 1 X 150 MW, 1 X 300 MW CHP
Operation: 1967-1976
Fuel: hard coal, natural gas
Boiler supplier: Deutsche Babcock, Steinmuller
T/G supplier: Siemens, BBC
Quick facts: In 1998, the first three coal-fired blocks Anton, Berta, and Cesar (online 1957-1977) were shutdown and replaced by a CCGT CHP block.

Photograph courtesy of www.bilderbuch-duesseldorf.de
Re-posted 2 Mar 2014

Lunen
Location: NW
Operator: STEAG AG
Configuration: 1 X 150 MW, 1 X 350 MW
Operation: 1962-1970
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Deutsche Babcock
T/G supplier: AEG, Siemens

Photograph courtesy of STEAG AG
Posted 26 Nov 2004

Lunen-4
Location: NW
Operator: Trianel Kohlekraftwerk Lünen GmbH & Co KG
Configuration: 1 X 800 MW CHP
Operation: 2013
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: IHI
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Austrian Energy & Environment, Siemens, IHI
Quick facts: This USC unit has a thermal efficiency of over 45%. The project cost an estimated €1.4bn. The flue gas exhausts through the 160m cooling tower. After 4yrs of construction, the unit was synchronized on 26 Dec 2012 and went into continuous operation in Dec 2013. The plant connects to the 380kV grid via the Amprion substation at Lippe. The site is on the the Datteln-Hamm Canal.

Photograph courtesy of Trianel
Re-posted 17 Jul 2013

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Abbreviations

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

Updated 10-May-2014

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