Bernburg Alkali power station

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Bernburg Alkali power station is an operating power station of at least 231-megawatts (MW) in Bernburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Bernburg Alkali power station Bernburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany 51.80261, 11.75151 (exact)[1]

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 51.80261, 11.75151

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] 231[2] combined cycle[2] yes[2] 1994[3][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 Solvay Chemicals GmbH[3] Solvay SA [100.0%]

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): both[4]
  • Captive industry: Other[4]


The Bernburg Alkali power station was built to provide heat and electricity to Solvay Chemicals GmbH's soda (and other products) production facility.[5] It uses a combined-cycle gas-fired turbine to provide 140 MW of combined heat and power (CHP) to the facility.[6]

Articles and Resources


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  4. 4.0 4.1 Archived from the original on 01 December 2021. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. "W&F Energy System Plant Bernburg". Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  6. Kraftwerksliste, ID BNA0088a Bundesnetzagentur (German Federal Network Agency), version from August 2019

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