Neurath power station

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Neurath power station is a 4,424-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


The undated satellite below shows the plant in Grevenbroich.

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The original plant consists of three 312 MW units and two 644 MW units, commissioned from 1972-1976.[1]

Neurath BOA

RWE AG proposed adding two ultra-supercritical units at the plant - F and G, also known as BoA 2 and 3 - with an installed capacity of 2,200 megawatts (2 x 1,100).[2][3]

The project received its first emission permit in June 2005. Construction began in August 2006 and the plant entered operation in August 2012.[4] The investment was €2.6 billion.[1]

Coal supply

The nearby lignite coal fields that power the plant were first mined in 1858.[1] The lignite is delivered by rail from open pits in Rhenish lignite district, in particular from the Garzweiler and Hambach open pit mines.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: RWE Power AG
  • Parent company: RWE AG
  • Developer:
  • Location: Grevenbroich, Rhein-Kreis Neuss, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Coordinates: 51.035808, 6.6330385 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 4,424 MW (Units A-C: 312 MW, Units D&E: 644 MW, Units F&G: 1,100 MW)
  • Start date: 1972-1976 (Units A-E), 2012 (Units F&G)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical (Units F&G)
  • Coal Type: Lignite
  • Coal Source: Domestic
  • Source of financing:

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Coal-Fired Plants in Nordrhein-Westfalen - N to W," Industcards, accessed April 2016
  2. RWE, "BoA 2&3", RWE website, accessed July 2008.
  3. RWE, "RWE Facts & Figures 2007", RWE website, May 2007, page 137.
  4. "Projects of coal-fired power plants in Germany since 2007," Deutsche Umwelthilfe, November 2012
  5. Frimmersdorf and Neurath power plants (PDF). RWE. Retrieved on 2010-12-12.

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