Gas- and Oil-Fired Plants in Germany - Nordrhein-Westfalen
Bochum
Location: NW
Operator: RWE Power
Configuration: 1 X 21 MW CHP
Operation: 1972-1976
Fuel: natural gas
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: MAN
Quick facts: This site was first used for power generation in 1897. The plant was taken over by VEW in 1961 and modernized. The coal-fired boilers were shut down 1996. In 2003/04, the now gas-fired Unit-3 plant was equipped with a new steam turbine by ABB and Technip. Heating customers include Adam Opel and Ruhr-Universität.

Photograph courtesy of RWE AG
Posted 19 Nov 2006

Gersteinwerk
Location: NW
Operator: RWE Power
Configuration: 4 X 427 MW CHP
Operation: 1972-1973
Fuel: natural gas
Boiler supplier: Steinmuller
T/G supplier: BBC, Siemens
Quick facts: These blocks have a 365-MW steam set and a V93 topping gas turbine. These were among the first such arrangements worldwide. They share the site with Werne (Gersteinwerk-K), a 770-MW coal-fired unit. The steam set of Block-H is retired. RWE has invested in a new 9km gas pipeline and a €67 control system to maintain maximum production flexibility for the power station.

Photograph courtesy of RWE AG
Posted 1 May 2010

Hamborn
Location: NW
Operator: RWE Power
Configuration: 1 X 255 MW
Operation: 2003
Fuel: blast-furnace gas, coke oven gas
Boiler supplier: BBP
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: BBP
Quick facts: This cogen plant at the Thyssen Krupp Stahl AG (TKS) works in Duisburg-Hamborn replaced three old CHP blocks. It was the first plant using these fuels to employ SCR. The maximum steam yield is 180 tph.

Photograph courtesy of RWE Power
Posted 2 Apr 2005

Hermann Wenzel
Location: NW
Operator: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG
Configuration: 1 X 58 MW, 1 X 64 MW, 1 X 100 MW, 1 X 170 MW CHP
Operation: 2003
Fuel: blast-furnace gas, coke oven gas
Boiler supplier: Durr, Buckau, EVT
T/G supplier: BBC
Quick facts: This PS in Duisburg was originally built by August Thyssen-Hutte AG and named after Dr H Wenzel, former Chairman of Vereinigten Stahlwerke. The plant is now part of the ThyseenKrupp steel works. BFG is from the steel works and COG is supplied from the Schwelgern coke works. Block-1 was closed in after a serious explosion in Jan 2001. The stack is 160m tall.

Photograph by Ra'ike (wikimedia)
Posted 28 Aug 2016

Huckingen
Location: NW
Operator: RWE Power
Configuration: 2 X 307 MW CHP
Operation: 1975-1976
Fuel: BFG, coke oven gas, natural gas
Boiler supplier: Steinmuller
T/G supplier: MAN
EPC: VKR
Quick facts: This plant is on the Rhine near the Krupp Mannesmann GmbH (HKM) steel works. The HKM facility supplies low-BTU gas fuels and in return is supplied with heat and power. The first generating unit took about two years to build. Various measures have been taken to increase the utilization of BFG and COG and natural gas is now used only for start-up or in unusual circumstances.

Photograph courtesy of RWE Power
Posted 2 Apr 2005

Koln-Niehl
Location: NW
Operator: GEW RheinEnergie AG
Configuration: 1 X 315 MW CHP
Operation: 1976 (ret)
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: EVT
T/G supplier: MAN
Quick facts: The original steam-electric block at Niehl went commercial on 16 Jul 1976 and was retired in 2004. It has now been demolished. The 180m stack was a landmark in the northern part of Koln. A CCGT block was commissioned at the site in 2005. A proposed 800-MW coal-fired unit at Niehl was cancelled in Jun 2007.

Photograph courtesy of GEW RheinEnergie AG
Posted 8 May 2004

 
Leuna Werke
Location: NW
Operator: STEAG AG
Configuration: 1 X 30 MW, 1 X 38 MW, 1 X 34 MW, 130-MW, 3+1 CCGT
Operation: 1994
Fuel: refinery offgas, refinery residuals
Boiler supplier: Deutsche Babcock
T/G supplier: ABB
Quick facts: This baseload power plant uses refinery residues and supplies energy to the Total Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland (TRM) refinery. Installed capacity is 158 MWe, 208 MW process steam (max 360 t/h) plus 11,000 m3/h of compressed air giving an overall thermal efficiency of 58%.

Photograph courtesy of STEAG AG
Posted 26 Nov 2004

Merkenich
Location: NW
Operator: GEW RheinEnergie AG
Configuration: 1 X 58 MW, 1 X 100 MW, 110-MW, 1+1 CCGT, CHP
Operation: 1966-1970
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: EVT
T/G supplier: MAN, Siemens, GE, Elin
Quick facts: The Merkenich steam-electric units were repowered with a lignite-fired CFB in 2000. The larger stack is 250m tall.

Photograph courtesy of GEW RheinEnergie AG
Posted 8 May 2004

Abbreviations

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

Updated 28-Aug-2016

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