Borssele power station

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Borssele power station is a retired power station in Borssele, Borsele, Zeeland, Netherlands.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Borssele power station Borssele, Borsele, Zeeland, Netherlands 51.433188, 3.716023 (exact)

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 12: 51.433188, 3.716023

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 12 retired coal - bituminous, bioenergy - unknown 441 subcritical 1988 2015

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 12 EPZ NV [100.0%]


Borssele power station was a one-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 426 MW. The plant was completed in 1987, and owned by EPZ, a 70:30 JV of Delta NV and RWE. The companies began co-combusting biomass at Borsselle-12 in 2000. A biomass contribution of up to 20% was reached before the end of subsidies and the generator reverted to almost complete coal-firing by 2014. The coal-fired set was closed on 25 Nov 2015 as it was not upgraded to current air-quality regulations.[1]

Articles and Resources


  1. "Coal-Fired Plants in the Netherlands," Industcards, accessed April 2016

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