Moorburg Power Station
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Moorburg Power Station in Hamburg, Germany is a 1680 MW coal plant under construction by Vattenfall Europe. In April 2008 the Power in Europe energy industry newsletter foreshadowed that the project might be blocked as a part of a power sharing agreement between the conservative Christian Democratic Union and the Green Party following the mid-February Hamburg elections. The Greens opposed the project proceeding, which would emit more than 8 million tonnes of Co2 a year. Vattenfall aim to have the project completed by 2012.
Despite opposition, the project has proceeded, though there have been delays to to defective steel. Completion is expected in 2014.
The 830 MW coal-fired power plant in Moorburg, Hamburg, went online in March 2015.
In September 2016 Vattenfall said it aims to sell its new coal-fired plant in Moorburg, Germany, some time in the next five years.
Articles and Resources
- "Moorburg in Jeopardy", Power in Europe, Issue 523, April 7, 2008, pages 1-2.
- "Projects of coal-fired power plants in Germany since 2007," Deutsche Umwelthilfe, November 2012
- "Moorburg power plant – Last of a dying breed, or the future of coal in Germany?" Clean Energy Wire, Mar 17, 2015
- "Vattenfall CEO sees sale of Moorburg coal plant in next 5 years," Reuters, Sep 19, 2016
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