DS Smith Aschaffenburg Mill power station

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DS Smith Aschaffenburg Mill power station is an operating power station of at least 47-megawatts (MW) in Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, Germany.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
DS Smith Aschaffenburg Mill power station Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, Germany 49.9882, 9.1558 (exact)[1]

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 49.9882, 9.1558

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating[2] fossil gas - natural gas[2][3] 47[2][3] combined cycle[2][3] 2013[2][3]

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
Unit 1 DS Smith Paper Deutschland GmbH [100.0%]

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): pulp & paper[2]
  • Captive industry: Both[2]


This power station operates at the Aschaffenburg Paper Mill, providing 47 MW of combined heat-and-power to DS Smith's paper recycling facility.[4] It replaced an older gas-fired turbine that consumed the same amount of fuel, but generated only half the current capacity.[5]

The new turbine is rated at 47 MW, and features a combined-cycle plant with CHP, that can use both natural gas and a mix of hydrogen as part of it's fuel.[6]

Articles and Resources


  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20230103182122/https://datasets.wri.org/dataset/globalpowerplantdatabase. Archived from the original on 03 January 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 https://web.archive.org/web/20220708203539/https://www.dssmith.com/paper/about/media-centre/2015/5/aschaffenburg-reduces-its-environmental-footprint. Archived from the original on 08 July 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 https://web.archive.org/web/20221013054323/http://bundesnetzagentur.de/DE/sachgebiete/Elektrizitaetundgas/Unternehmen_institutionen/Versorgungssicherheit/Erzeugungskapazitaeten/kraftwerksliste/kraftwerksliste-node.html. Archived from the original on 13 October 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. Kraftwerksliste, ID BNA1337e Bundesnetzagentur (German Federal Network Agency), version from August 2019
  5. "Aschaffenburg reduces its environmental footprint - DS Smith Paper". www.dssmith.com. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  6. "SGT-700 | Industrial Gas Turbine | Gas Turbines | Manufacturer | Siemens Energy Global". siemens-energy.com Global Website. Retrieved 2022-04-28.

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