Hemweg power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Hemweg power station is a 440 MW gas-fired power plant in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands.

Location

The map below shows the location of the plant in Amsterdam, Westpoort.

Loading map...

Background on Plant

Units 1-4 of Hemweg were coal-fired and each had 52.5 MW capacities (210 MW total) and started operating in the 1950s. All four of those units were retired in 1978.[1]

Units 5 and 6 used natural gas and fuel oil. Each has a capacity of 125 MW (250 MW total), began operating in the late 1990s and were retired in 1995.[2]

The 500-MW gas-fired unit Hemweg-7 went online in 1979 and was closed on 1 January 2012.[3]

Hemweg 8 power station was a one-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 680 MW. The plant was completed in 1985, and was owned by Vattenfall Group.

In March 2017 it was reported that, after utility N.V. Nuon Energy of Vattenfall missed out on a subsidy for biomass co-firing at the plant, the company started looking to either 1) close the plant (if the Dutch government would be willing to account for part of the costs), or 2) sell it off to some third party. In response, Dutch energy company Vandebron offered Nuon €1 million for plant, with plans to to shut the plant down and turn it into a theme park. Nuon turned the offer down.[4]

In March 2019 it was reported that Hemweg 8 would be closed by the end of 2019, four years earlier than was being discussed. The decision followed a 2018 court order instructing the government to ensure greenhouse gas emissions are reduced from 1990 levels by at least 25 percent by the end of 2020.[5] [6]

Vattenfall said that "the Dutch government has indicated that the level of the compensation for losses will be discussed further in the coming period. Vattenfall has confidence in a good outcome of those discussions."[5]

Plant Details

  • Owner: Vattenfall Group[7]
  • Parent company: Vattenfall Group[7]
  • Location: Amsterdam, Westpoort, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
  • Coordinates: 52.405403, 4.847485 (exact)
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 440 MW
  • Gross generating capacity (retired): 1632.8 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired[2], 58.2 MW[2] Operated from 1952-1978[2]
    • Unit 2: Coal-fired[2], 58.2 MW[2] Operated from 1953-1978[2]
    • Unit 3: Coal and gas-fired[2], 58.2 MW[2] Operated from 1954-1978[2]
    • Unit 4: Coal and gas-fired[2], 58.2 MW[2] Operated from 1955-1978[2]
    • Unit 5: Gas and oil-fired[2], 125 MW[2] Operated from 1966-1995[2]
    • Unit 6: Gas and oil-fired[2], 125 MW[2] Operated from 1968-1995[2]
    • Unit 7: Gas-fired[3], 500 MW[3] Operated from 1979-2012[3]
    • Unit 8: Coal-fired, Subcritical, 650.0 MW[10], Operated from 1985-2019[10]
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source: Worldwide import.

Articles and resources

References

  1. "Kraftwerk Hemweg". Wikipedia. Retrieved December 3, 2021.
  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 "Hemweg". centraleinfo.net. Retrieved 2021-12-03.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Coal-Fired Plants in the Netherlands," Industcards, accessed April 2016
  4. Rogier van Rooij, "Energy Startup Vandebron Bids €1 Million On Dutch Coal Power Plant To Turn It Into Theme Park," Clean Technica, March 24, 2017
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Dutch government tells Vattenfall to shut 650 MW coal plant by end-2019", Reuters, March 9, 2019.
  6. "Dutch to close Amsterdam coal-fired power plant four years early," Reuters, March 7, 2019
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 "Power plants: Hemweg 9 - a new gas fired plant - Vattenfall". powerplants.vattenfall.com. Retrieved 2021-11-25.
  8. ENTSOE Transparency Platform, ID 49W000000000039T. Accessed November 2021
  9. Joint Research Centre (December 13, 2019). "JRC Open Power Plants Database". Zenodo. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  10. 10.0 10.1 ENTSOE Transparency Platform, ID 49W000000000038V. Accessed November 2021

Related GEM.wiki articles

External resources