Coal-Fired Plants in Germany - Sachsen and Sachsen-Anhalt
Boxberg
Location: SN
Operator: VEAG Vereinigte Enegiewerke (later Vattenfall Europe)
Configuration: 12 X 210 MW (ret), 2 X 500 MW
Operation: 1971-1979
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: Technopromexport
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosilz
Quick facts: This minemouth plant became East Germany's largest power station. Nearly 4,800 workers were employed in the plant at peak times and a further 3,000 in the surrounding open-cast mines. From 1992 to 1995, the two 500 MW blocks were retrofitted with modern ACPS and the steam sets were refurbished by Alstom in 2005/06. They remain in operation. The old 210-MW plants were phased out and scrapped. The four 300m stacks have all been demolished.

Photograph by axking77 (Panoramio)
Posted 14 Oct 2012

Boxberg-Q
Location: SN
Operator: Vattenfall Europe
Configuration: 1 X 907 MW
Operation: 2000
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: Steinmuller
T/G supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: A twin 900-MW unit was planned but not built.

Photograph courtesy of Vattenfall
Posted 2 Aug 2003

Boxberg-R
Location: SN
Operator: Vattenfall Europe
Configuration: 1 X 675 MW CHP
Operation: 2013
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: Hitachi Power Europe
T/G supplier: Alstom
Quick facts: This is a downsized version of the original Block R. Preparatory work began in 2006 and start-up testing began on 11 Oct 2012. The total cost was about €1bn. Heat is supplied to Boxberg and Weißwasser.

Photograph courtesy of ostkolhe
Posted 14 Oct 2012

Buschhaus A
Location: ST
Operator: EP Energy
Configuration: 1 X 390 MW
Operation: 1985
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: Deutsche Babcock
T/G supplier: MAN, Siemens
Quick facts: In Jan 2014, EP Energy completed  the acquisition of Buschhaus PS and the adjacent Schoeningen brown coal mine from E.ON. The mine is to close in 2017, thereafter EP will supply fuel from mines run by its Mibrag business unit. Buschhaus supplies about 2.5 TWh/yr. The 307m stack is one of the tallest in Germany.

Photograph courtesy of BKB AG
Posted 2 Feb 2004

Deuben
Location: ST
Operator: Mibrag
Configuration: 1 X 16 MW, 1 X 50 MW, 1 X 20 MW
Operation: ??
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: Siemens

Photograph courtesy of Mibrag
Posted 30 Nov 2003

Hagenwerder-C
Location: ST
Operator: VEAG Vereinigte Enegiewerke (later Vattenfall Europe)
Configuration: 2 X 500 MW
Operation: 1977 (ret 1997)
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: Electrosila
Quick facts: This plant site is just inside the German border with Poland and has been redeveloped as an industrial park. Each unit had two 815 tph boilers. The plant was demolished in 2003.

Photograph courtesy of ostkolhe
Posted 5 Sep 2005

Lippendorf
Location: SN
Operator: Vattenfall Europe
Configuration: 2 X 933 MW
Operation: 1999-2000
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: Babcock Lentjes Kraftwekstechnik
T/G supplier: ABB
EPC: ABB, Heitkamp Ingenieur- und Kraftwerksbau
Quick facts: Design engineering work began in Nov 1994, followed by onsite construction in Oct1995. This was the biggest private construction project in Sachsen. The plant is co-owned by Vattenfall and EnBw.

Photograph courtesy of Vattenfall
Posted 14 Oct 2012

Schkopau
Location: ST
Operator: E.ON Kraftwerke
Configuration: 2 X 480 MW
Operation: 1995-1996
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: Seinmuller
T/G supplier: ABB
EPC: VEBA
Quick facts: In Jul 1996, this $1.7bn plant was opened in Korbetha district near Halle. The development company Kraftwerke Schkopau GbR was originally owned by VEBA unit VKR (58.9%) and a consortium of PowerGen plc and NRG Energy , which each took half of a 41.1% share in the plant. The plant ownership is now shared by operator E.ON Kraftwerke and Saale Energie GmbH. The site near Leuna, a base for the chemical industry in the former GDR which centered on the Buna chemical works. The area was targeted for industrial redevelopment as early as 1991. The plant was built to supply electricity and steam to Buna AG and power to the Deutsche Bahn AG. Fuel is transported 40km by rail from MIBRAG's Profen opencast mine.

Photograph courtesy of Hitachi Power Europe
Posted 26 Jun 2013

Thierbach
Location: SN
Operator: VEAG Vereinigte Enegiewerke
Configuration: 4 X 210 MW
Operation: 1969-1971 (ret 1999)
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: Podoloski
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
Quick facts: Plans for modernizing this power station never materialized and it was demolished in 2002. The stack was 300m tall.

Photograph courtesy of ostkolhe
Posted 5 Sep 2005

   
Wahlitz
Location: ST
Operator: Mibrag
Configuration: 1 X 37 MW
Operation: 1994
Fuel: lignite
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ABB

Photograph courtesy of Mibrag
Posted 30 Nov 2003

Abbreviations

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

Updated 16-Nov-2016

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