Krefeld-Uerdingen power station

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Krefeld-Uerdingen Power Station is a 116-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


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The 116 MW coal plant powers the Krefeld-Uerdingen chemical plant, owned by Bayer and LANXESS.

Proposed expansion

An expansion was proposed by Trianel to have an installed capacity of 750 megawatts with a notional commissioning date of 2012. The April 2008 edition of Power in Europe reported that in March 2007 the Krefeld council steering committee advised "against a coal plant, urging a switch to CCGT". However, it reported that the proposal had "strong backing from 27 municipals who are participating" and that "NRW economy ministry backs coal project too."[1]

The Royal Bank of Scotland has been appointed as financial advisor for the project.[2] The coal power will be used by chemical producers including include Bayer, Lanxess and Tronox.[3]

According to Deutsche Umwelthilfe, the project was abandoned in July 2011 due to local resistance and economic problems. Instead, a combined cycle gas turbine was planned.[4]

Project Details of coal units

  • Sponsor: Currenta GmbH & Co OHG
  • Parent company: Bayer and LANXESS
  • Developer:
  • Location: Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Coordinates: 51.377382, 6.65873 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 116 MW
  • Start date: 1971
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Coal Type: Lignite
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and Resources


  1. "PiE’s new power plant project tracker – April 2008", Power in Europe, Issue 523, April 7, 2008, page 22.
  2. "The Royal Bank of Scotland Mandated by Trianel as Financial Advisor for two Separate 800 Mw Coal Fired Power Plants in Germany", Media Release, December 14, 2006.
  3. "Big coal power unit planned for Germany’s Krefeld chempark", June 26, 2009.
  4. "Projects of coal-fired power plants in Germany since 2007," Deutsche Umwelthilfe, November 2012

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