Chemiepark Marl power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Chemiepark Marl power station is an operating power station of at least 560-megawatts (MW) in Marl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating. It is also known as Marl power station.

Location

Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Chemiepark Marl power station Marl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany 51.6920325, 7.0957947 (exact)

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • New Coal Unit: 51.6920325, 7.0957947
  • I Unit 4, I Unit 5, II Unit 3: 51.696393, 7.093964
  • Unit 310, Unit 311, Unit 312, Unit 4, Unit CC6, Unit CC7: 51.6804, 7.0969

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
I Unit 4 operating coal - bituminous 61 subcritical 1971 2024 (planned)
I Unit 5 operating coal - bituminous 75 subcritical 1983 2024 (planned)
II Unit 3 retired coal - bituminous 68 subcritical 1966 2017
New Coal Unit cancelled coal - bituminous 900 unknown
Unit 310 operating[1] gas[1][2] 36[1] steam turbine[1] yes[1] 1973[1]
Unit 311 operating[1][2] gas[1][2] 63[1][2] combined cycle[1][2] yes[1][2] 1973[1][2]
Unit 312 operating[1][2] gas[1][2] 80[1][2] combined cycle[1][2] yes[1][2] 1974[1][2]
Unit 4 operating[1][2] gas[1][2] 61[1][2] combined cycle[1][2] yes[1][2] 2016[1][2]
Unit CC6 operating[3] gas[4][5] 92[4][5] combined cycle[4][6] yes[4] 2022[5]
Unit CC7 operating[3] gas[4][5] 92[4][5] combined cycle[4] yes[4] 2022[5]

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
I Unit 4 Infracor GmbH [100.0%]
I Unit 5 Infracor GmbH [100.0%]
II Unit 3 Infracor GmbH [100.0%]
New Coal Unit Infracor GmbH [100.0%]
Unit 310 Evonik Degussa GmbH[1] Evonik Corporation [100.0%]
Unit 311 Evonik Degussa GmbH[1] Evonik Corporation [100.0%]
Unit 312 Evonik Degussa GmbH[1] Evonik Corporation [100.0%]
Unit 4 Evonik Degussa GmbH[1] Evonik Corporation [100.0%]
Unit CC6 Evonik Degussa GmbH[4] Evonik Corporation [100.0%]
Unit CC7 Evonik Degussa GmbH[4] Evonik Corporation [100.0%]

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): chemicals
  • Captive industry: Both

Background

The power station consisted of five units that power the Evonik Marl chemical plant, owned by Evonik Industries. Three of the units were coal-fired, commissioned from 1968 to 1983.[7] They primarily provide combined heat and power to Chemiepark Marl, which produces various chemicals.[8]

A proposed 900 MW coal expansion was put on hold in 2011, and appears to be cancelled.[9] In 2017, one coal unit was retired, leaving two coal-fired units totaling 136 MW.[10]

The two proposed 90 MW gas units are meant to replace the remaining coal units.[11] Units CC6 and CC7, both of which are combined-cycle gas-and-hydrogen fired turbines are currently under construction, and are expected to be commissioned in 2022.[12]

In mid-2022, Evonik announced that the coal-fired units at the Marl power station would operate until 2024.[13]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 https://web.archive.org/web/20240219043348/https://www.bundesnetzagentur.de/DE/Sachgebiete/ElektrizitaetundGas/Unternehmen_Institutionen/Versorgungssicherheit/Erzeugungskapazitaeten/Kraftwerksliste/kraftwerksliste-node.html. Archived from the original on 19 February 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 https://web.archive.org/web/20240124172454/https://data.open-power-system-data.org/conventional_power_plants/2018-12-20. Archived from the original on 24 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://web.archive.org/web/20221008130600/https://www.lokalkompass.de/marl/c-wirtschaft/evonik-nimmt-neues-gaskraftwerk-im-chemiepark-marl-in-betrieb_a1787914. Archived from the original on 08 October 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 https://web.archive.org/web/20220708223627/https://press.siemens.com/global/en/pressrelease/siemens-build-industrial-power-plant-marl-chemical-park-germany. Archived from the original on 08 July 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 https://web.archive.org/web/20221209161450/https://www.chemietechnik.de/energie-utilities/evonik-nimmt-gaskraftwerk-im-chemiepark-marl-in-betrieb-827.html. Archived from the original on 09 December 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. https://web.archive.org/web/20221006155659/https://www.chemanager-online.com/news/evonik-nimmt-neues-gaskraftwerk-marl-betrieb. Archived from the original on 06 October 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. "E.ON and Evonik ensure Marl Chemical Park’s energy supply," Siemens, June 27, 2013
  8. "Siemens baut weiteres GuD-Kraftwerk für Evonik in Marl". CHEMIE TECHNIK (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  9. "Outlook for New Coal-Fired Power Stations in Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain," Poyry, Report to DECC, April 2013
  10. "Marl Chemical Park," Evonik Industries AG, accessed November 2017
  11. Siemens builds an industrial power plant in the Marl Chemical Park, Chemie Technik, Sep 26, 2019
  12. Siemens to build industrial power plant at the Marl Chemical Park in Germany | Press | Company | Siemens
  13. "German chemicals giant stockpiles coal to keep producing," Financial Times, November 9, 2022

Additional data

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