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.
The map below shows the plant in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia.
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.
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.
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.
The power station went into commercial operation in 2013.
Articles and Resources
- "Coal-Fired Plants in Nordrhein-Westfalen," Industcards, accessed April 2016
- "Projects of coal-fired power plants in Germany since 2007," Deutsche Umwelthilfe, November 2012
- "Power plant project in Duisburg-Walsum clears another hurdle: Application papers available for public inspection for one month", Media Release, September, 8 2005.
- "Power in Europe," Platts report, Issue 675, April 28, 2014 (subscription only).
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