Bremen-Farge power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Bremen-Farge power station, also known as the Onyx Kraftwerk Farge power station, is a 350-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Bremen, Germany.


The undated satellite below shows the plant in Blumenthal.

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The Farge A plant was founded in 1922 and eventually became 150 MW. The old units were demolished from 1985-1990. The new Farge plant, also known as Farge 301, is a 350 MW unit that began operating in 1969. It was transferred to GDF SUEZ (now known as Engie) from E.ON in 2009.[1]

In April 2019, Engie signed an agreement with US-based Riverstone Holdings LLC, a private equity firm, for the sale of its shares in coal-fired power plants in the Netherlands and in Germany.[2]

A 2021 auction finalized terms to close over 2,100 MW of coal power, including the Farge plant operated by Onyx Kraftwerk Farge by October 2022.[3][4]

In July 2022, Onyx announced that the power station would not be decommissioned in October as planned. This was due to energy security concerns in light of the war in Ukraine. Bremen-Farge would remain operational until the end of March 2024 at the latest.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor/Operator: Onyx Power[6]
  • Parent company: Riverstone Holdings
  • Location: Blumenthal, Bremen, Germany
  • Coordinates: 53.202125, 8.5161 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 350 MW
  • Start date: 1969
  • Project retirement date: 2024
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Coal Type: Lignite
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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