Deven power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Deven power station is a 174-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Smolyan, Bulgaria.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Devyna.

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Deven is a 121 MW CHP coal-fired power station that fuels a soda ash facility in Devyna, Bulgaria. It was renovated with a circulating fluidized bed boiler in 2009.[1][2]

Unit 2

In October 2016 Amec Foster Wheeler was awarded a contract to erect a new CFB boiler in the Deven plant to replace boiler 9 in unit 2, which was running on natural gas. Replacement construction is underway, and the unit is planned for operation in 2017.[3][4]

In May 2017 a new permit was issued stating the new boiler was completed.[5]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Deven AD
  • Parent company: Solvay
  • Developer:
  • Location: Devyna, Smolyan, Bulgaria
  • Coordinates: 43.1963539, 27.6326752 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 121 MW (Unit 1), 53 MW (Unit 2)
  • Type: CFB
  • Start date: 2009 (Unit 1), 2017 (Unit 2)
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source: Imported
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. "Deven," Solvay, accessed Sep 2016
  2. Chuturkova, R., Stefanova, M., Radeva, S., & Marinova, D. (2014). "TECHNICAL ENGINEERING IN INDUSTRIAL IPPC AS A KEY TOOL FOR AMBIENT AIR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT," International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology, 3, p. 8-20
  3. State Regulatory Commission, 2014
  4. "П Р О Т О К О Л № 216," София, 27.10.2015 година
  5. Personal communication with Greenpeace Bulgaria, May 31, 2017

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