Basell Polyolefine power station

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Basell Polyolefine power station is an operating power station of at least 52-megawatts (MW) in Wesseling, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Basell Polyolefine power station Wesseling, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 50.83285, 6.96534 (exact)[1]

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 50.83285, 6.96534

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating[2] gas[2] 52[2] combined cycle[2] yes[2] 1996[2]

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 Basell Polyolefine GmbH[3][4] LyondellBasell Industries NV

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): both[5]
  • Captive industry: Chemicals[5]


This 52 MW gas-fired power plant is located at the site of the Lyondellbasell polyolefin plant, and provides combined heat-and-power to the chemical factory.[6]

Articles and Resources


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Bundesnetzagentur - Kraftwerksliste". Archived from the original on May 19, 2022. Retrieved July 13, 2022.
  3. Archived from the original on 2023-01-22. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. Archived from the original on 2022-12-04. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on January 18, 2021. Retrieved July 13, 2022.
  6. "Wesseling Site | LyondellBasell". Retrieved 2022-04-28.

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