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.[1]

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.[2]

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  1. "PiE’s new power plant project tracker – April 2008", Power in Europe, Issue 523, April 7, 2008, page 22.
  2. "Projects of coal-fired power plants in Germany since 2007," Deutsche Umwelthilfe, November 2012

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