Bouchain power station

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Bouchain power station is a 585-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in the department of Nord, France.


The undated satellite below shows the plant in Bouchain, Valenciennes.

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The power station originally consisted of one 250 MW oil-fired unit and one 250 coal-fired unit, commissioned in 1970. Unit-1 was retired in 1995 and Unit-2 retired in 2015.[1][2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: EDF[3]
  • Parent company: Electricite de France[4]
  • Developer:
  • Location: Bouchain, Valenciennes, Nord, France
  • Coordinates: 50.297213, 3.314945 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 585 MW
    • Unit 7: Gas-fired[5] combined cycle[6], 585 MW[7] (start-up in 2016)[6]
  • Gross generating capacity (retired): 250 MW
    • Unit 2: Coal-fired subcritical, 250 MW (start-up in 1970; retired 2015)
  • Start date: 1970
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Coal Type: Hard coal
  • Coal Source: Imported
  • Source of financing:

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