Emsland Refinery power station

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Emsland Refinery power station is an operating power station of at least 89-megawatts (MW) in Lingen (Ems), Niedersachsen, Germany. It is also known as BP Werk Lingen.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Emsland Refinery power station Lingen (Ems), Niedersachsen, Germany 52.55852, 7.30766 (exact)[1]

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 52.55852, 7.30766

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] 89[2] combined cycle[2] 1996[2]

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 BP Europa SE [100.0%]

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): oil & refining[3]
  • Captive industry: Both[3]


The Emsland refinery power station provides 66 MW of gas-fired combined heat-and-power to BP's crude oil refinery in Lingen, Germany.[4]

Articles and Resources


  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20221022083705/https://data.open-power-system-data.org/conventional_power_plants/2018-12-20. Archived from the original on 22 October 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 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)
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://web.archive.org/web/20220708234347/https://www.osti.gov/etdeweb/biblio/21569091. Archived from the original on 08 July 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. Thiel, Christian (2012-05-15). "The crude oil refinery Emsland (ERE). Future prospects of a small conversion refinery; Die Erdoel-Raffinerie Emsland (ERE). Zukunftsperspektiven einer kleinen Konversionsraffinerie". Erdoel Erdgas Kohle (in German). 128.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)

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