Gas- and Oil-Fired Plants Steam-Electric Plants in Germany
Emden-4
Location: NI
Operator: Statkraft
Configuration: 1 X 400 MW, 1 X 50 MW topping gas turbine
Operation: 1972
Fuel: natural gas
Boiler supplier: Deutsche Babcock
T/G supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: Statkraft took over the Emden and Robert Frank gas-fired plants on 1 Jan 2009. The Emden power station was put into reserve in Feb 2012.

Photograph courtesy of Statkraft
Posted 25 Feb 2012

Emsland Lingen
Location: NI
Operator: RWE Power
Configuration: 2 X 427 MW CHP
Operation: 1974-1975
Fuel: natural gas
Boiler supplier: Steinmuller
T/G supplier: BBC, Siemens
Quick facts: These two blocks have 365-MW steam sets and V93 topping gas turbines. Over time, the equipment was modernized and slightly up-rated.

Photograph courtesy of RWE AG
Posted 19 Nov 2006

HKW Herrenhausen-II
Location: NI
Operator: Stadtwerke Hannover AG
Configuration: 1 X 100 MW CHP
Operation: 1975
Fuel: natural gas
Boiler supplier: Steinmuller
T/G supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: This block is the last surviving generator at Hannover's old heating plant. Development began in 1900 and about 130 MW of capacity was eventually built in the first modern phase of the plant.

Photograph by Manfred Kohrs (wikimedia)
Posted 23 Jan 2013

Lichtenberg
Location: BE
Operator: Vattenfall Europe
Configuration: 2 X 36 MW CHP
Operation: 1971-1972 (ret)
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: VEB Honehthurm
T/G supplier: Bergmann Borsig
Quick facts: This plant is in Marzahn district. Unit-1 was dismantled in 2004 and sold to India where it was reassembled at a steel mill in Chhattisgarh. The GDR's first WTE plant was built at the site in 1975 and steam piped to the CHP plant. The WTE plant was closed in 1990 due to lack of efficient pollution control equipment.

Photograph by Andreas Steinhoff (wikimedia)
Posted 27 Aug 2006

Lichterfelde
Location: BE
Operator: Vattenfall Europe
Configuration: 3 X 150 MW
Operation: 1971-1973
Fuel: natural gas, heavy oil
Boiler supplier: Deutsche Babcock
T/G supplier: Siemens

Photograph courtesy of Vattenfall
Posted 6 Aug 2003

Meppen
Location: NI
Operator: RWE
Configuration: 1 X 627 MW
Operation: 1974 (ret)
Fuel: natural gas
Boiler supplier: EVT
T/G supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: Meppen burned Dutch natural gas. The painting on the 131m meter high cooling tower was by Swiss artist Christoph Rihs and said to be the world's largest painting at the time.

Photograph courtesy of RWE Energie
Posted 3 Feb 2001

 
Mittelsburen
Location: HB
Operator: swb AG
Configuration: 1 X 110 MW, 1 X 240 MW
Operation: 1973-1975
Fuel: BFG, natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: EVT, Deutsche Babcock
T/G supplier: Siemens, BBC
Quick facts: The power plant is adjacent to the Stahlwerke Bremen GmbH works.

Photograph courtesy of swb AG
Re-posted 19 Feb 2007

Robert Frank-4
Location: NI
Operator: Statkraft
Configuration: 1 X 487 MW, 1 X 55 MW topping gas turbine
Operation: 1973-1974
Fuel: natural gas
Boiler supplier: Deutsche Babcock
T/G supplier: BBC
Quick facts: During the 1950s, natural gas reserves were discovered in the Weser-Ems region and a decision was made to build a natural gas-fired power station at Landesbergen. The first three blocks, now retired, went online in 1962 (two) and 1967, respectively.Unit-4 went into cold reserve in Apr 2013. Ing-Dr Robert Frank, was a member of the first PreussenElektra Board from 1927-1933. This was Germany's first large power station based on natural gas.

Photograph courtesy of Statkraft
Posted 25 Feb 2012

Abbreviations

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

Updated 07-Apr-2013

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