Ibbenbüren-B power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Ibbenbüren-B power station is an 838-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


The undated satellite below shows the plant in Ibbenbüren, Steinfurt.

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The 838-MW hard-coal-fired unit generated electricity for the first time on 19 June 1985. For the production of electricity, anthracite coal is mined from a neighboring pit. Besides anthracite coal, the plant uses fuel oil, lignite coal, and sewage sludge.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: RWE Power AG
  • Parent company: RWE AG
  • Developer:
  • Location: Ibbenbüren, Steinfurt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Coordinates: 52.28579, 7.74601 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 838 MW
  • Start date: 1985
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Coal Type: Anthracite
  • Coal Source: Domestic
  • Source of financing:

Articles and Resources


  1. "Ibbenbüren power plant," RWE, accessed April 2016

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