Niehl Power Station
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Niehl Power Station in Cologne was proposed by Rheinenergie to have an installed capacity of 800 megawatts and cost 780-900 million euros to construct and had a notional commissioning date of 2012. Power in Europe reported in July 2007 that "rising capital costs of new coal plant has forced Rheinenergie to put this project on hold. 30% hike in costs in six months blamed." It also noted that the company commissioned a 400 megawatt gas unit on the same in 2005.
2007: Project Abandoned
According to Deutsche Umwelthilfe, the project was abandoned without a statement of reasons in July 2007 and a combined cycle gas turbine fueled by natural gas is planned.
Articles and Resources
- "PiE’s new power plant project tracker – April 2008", Power in Europe, Issue 523, April 7, 2008, page 22.
- "Projects of coal-fired power plants in Germany since 2007," Deutsche Umwelthilfe, November 2012
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