Ruien power station

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Ruien power station was a 560-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in East Flanders province, Belgium.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Kluisbergen, on the Scheldt 10km upstream from Oudenaarde.

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Background

Ruien coal-fired units 3-4 of 130 MW each were retired in 2012, and unit 5 of 300 MW in 2013. The plant was owned by GDF Suez, which later became Engie.[1] The units could fire up to 18% biomass.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Electrabel
  • Parent company: Engie
  • Location: Kluisbergen, East Flanders province, Belgium
  • Coordinates: 50.78342, 3.4883854 (exact)
  • Status: Retired
  • Capacity: 130 MW (Unit 3), 130 MW (Unit 4), 300 MW (Unit 4)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start date: 1966 (Unit 3), 1967 (Unit 4), 1970 (Unit 5)
  • Retired date: 2012 (Units 3-4), 2013 (Unit 5)
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles

References

  1. "2012 Annual Results," GDF Suez, Feb 28, 2013
  2. "Sustainable biomass for large power generation," IEA Co-firing conference, Copenhague, 27 March 2012

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