Maasvlakte Power Station (Engie)

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Maasvlakte Power Station (Engie) is an existing 800-megawatt (MW) power station in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The plant was commissioned in 2015.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Rotterdam.

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Background

The power station is proposed by Engie (formerly known as GDF Suez). It would have an installed capacity of 800 MW and run on coal and biomass. The notional commissioning date is 2011 or 2012. It is a part of a 3,500 megawatt generation plan by the company which will cost 3.5 billion euros. The project was approved in December 2007 and is proposed to be run on up to 80% biomass.[1]

Electrabel began construction of the plant in 2009, with a schedule of completion by 2013.[2][3][4]

In October 2014 it was reported that the power station was still undergoing testing, after missing a number of deadlines for commissioning.[5]

According to GDF Suez (now Engie), the plant went online in 2014.[6][7][8] However, according to local news reports, the plant began operating in 2015.[9]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Electrabel
  • Parent company: Engie
  • Developer:
  • Location: Rotterdam
  • Coordinates: 51.9439441, 4.0717328 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 800 MW
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Start date: 2015
  • Coal Type: Hard coal
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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