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.
The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Rotterdam.
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.
In October 2014 it was reported that the power station was still undergoing testing, after missing a number of deadlines for commissioning.
- Sponsor: Electrabel
- Parent company: Engie
- 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:
Articles and Resources
- "PiE’s new power plant project tracker – April 2008", Power in Europe, Issue 523, April 7, 2008, page 32.
- "GDF SUEZ begins construction of 800MW biomass and coal plant," Energy Focus, June 22, 2009.
- "First Firing of power plant Electrabel Maasvlakte (The Netherlands)," Geldof, July 21, 2013
- "Coal-Fired Plants in the Netherlands," Industcards, accessed Oct 2015
- "Startup of Dutch coal-fired power plant delayed," World Coal, 10/12/2014
- "Dutch coal-tax exemption worth Eur4 billion for new plant," Platts, Mar 17, 2015
- "Coal-Fired Plants in the Netherlands," Industcards, accessed March 2016
- "Company profile," GDF Suez, 2014
- "Kolencentrale GDF Suez in gebruik genomen," Rijnmond, Feb 5, 2015