Walsum power station

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Walsum power station is a 1,200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

A tenth unit of 790 MW was added in 2013.

Location

The map below shows the plant in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Background

The power station consisted of two 150 MW units (units 7-8) and one 410 MW unit (unit 9). All three were subcritical coal units commissioned from 1959 to 1988. One of the 150-MW sets is closed and the other is mothballed. The plant is owned by STEAG of KSBG.[1]

Unit 10

Walsum 10 Power Station is a 790 MW coal unit proposed by joint venture -- Steag (51%)/EVN (49%) -- in in Duisburg/Walsum. According to Deutsche Umwelthilfe, the intended start-up date of the plant is 2013 but the status is unclear. There is a private suit pending, and construction has been heavily delayed due to defective steel.[2]

The project was proposed in September 2005 at the site of the existing Walsum power station site. The proposed new unit was referred to as Walsum 10. In a media release Steag stated that "construction begins in the year 2006/2007; commercial operation should commence in 2010". It also stated that Purchasers of the electricity are EVN AG (Energie-Versorgung Niederösterreich) and EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG.[3]

The power station went into commercial operation in 2013.[4]

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. "Coal-Fired Plants in Nordrhein-Westfalen," Industcards, accessed April 2016
  2. "Projects of coal-fired power plants in Germany since 2007," Deutsche Umwelthilfe, November 2012
  3. "Power plant project in Duisburg-Walsum clears another hurdle: Application papers available for public inspection for one month", Media Release, September, 8 2005.
  4. "Power in Europe," Platts report, Issue 675, April 28, 2014 (subscription only).

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