Duisburg-Walsum power station
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Duisburg-Walsum power station is a 790-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The map below shows the location of the power station in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The Duisburg Walsum power station was originally built back in 1928. A total of 10 units were operating on the plant over the years; however, Units 1-9 were all retired by 2020. Unit 10, with a capacity of 790 MW, is the only remaining operating unit; it began construction in 2006 with an initial investment of €820 million from STEAG and EVN. In 2007, the European Investment Bank agreed to provide loans for up to 50% of total project costs for Unit 10, with a loan amount of up to EUR410 million. Commissioning was originally scheduled for 2010, but due to leaks in the plant, it was delayed until 2013, which brought the total investment in the plant from €0.8 billion to €1.1 billion.
The plant was estimated to supply enough electricity for a city of half a million people. However, recently, the plant's fuel utilization rate has only been ay 46% (as opposed to a planned 56%), which signals reduced demand for coal-fired energy.
The plant's air pollution control measures includes flue gas desulfurisation (FGD) systems. However, to reduce costs, STEAG decided against building a hybrid cooling tower, which would have also generated significantly less steam from the plant.
- Sponsor: STEAG GmbH (51%), Energie Versorgung Niederösterreich (EVN) (49%)
- Parent company: KSBG (51%), Evonik Industries (49%)
- Location: the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
- Coordinates: 51.5286, 6.7119 (exact)
- Coal type: Bituminous
- Coal source: Unknown (previously from the Walsum coal mine, which was shut down in the early 2000s)
- Gross generating capacity (operating): 790 MW
- Unit 10: Coal-fired ultra-super, 790 MW (start-up in 2013)
- Number of employees: 60
Articles and Resources
- "Kraftwerk Duisburg-Walsum – Wikipedia". de.wikipedia.org (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2021-06-21.
- "Walsum Unit 10, Duisburg - Power Technology | Energy News and Market Analysis". www.power-technology.com. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
- Advanced Coal-Power Plant Duisburg-Walsum, European Investment Bank, May 11, 2007