Krefeld-Uerdingen power station

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Krefeld-Uerdingen Power Station is a 116-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


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The 116 MW subcritical coal plant powers the Krefeld-Uerdingen chemical plant, owned by Bayer and LANXESS.

Proposed 1,200 MW CCGT

An expansion was proposed by Trianel to have an installed capacity of 750 megawatts with a notional commissioning date of 2012. The April 2008 edition of Power in Europe reported that in March 2007 the Krefeld council steering committee advised "against a coal plant, urging a switch to CCGT". However, it reported that the proposal had "strong backing from 27 municipals who are participating" and that "NRW economy ministry backs coal project too."[1]

The Royal Bank of Scotland has been appointed as financial advisor for the project.[2] The coal power will be used by chemical producers including include Bayer, Lanxess and Tronox.[3]

According to Deutsche Umwelthilfe, the project was abandoned in July 2011 due to local resistance and economic problems. Instead, a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) was planned.[4]

The CCGT project was planned for commissioning in 2020.[5] Discussions with project partners were ongoing in 2019.[6] However as of 2021 construction has not begun. It is not listed on the Bundesnetzagentur power plant list for the expected expansion and dismantling from 2021 to 2023.[7] It was reportedly cancelled in 2021.[8]

Project Details

  • Sponsor (Coal Plant): Currenta GmbH & Co OHG
  • Parent company (Coal Plant): Bayer and LANXESS
  • Developer:
  • Location: Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Coordinates: 51.377382, 6.65873 (exact)
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 116 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired subcritical, 116 MW (start-up in 1971)
  • Gross generating capacity (cancelled): 1,200 MW
    • Unit 2: Combined-cycle unit: 1,200 MW (to start 2020)[9][5]

Articles and Resources


  1. "PiE’s new power plant project tracker – April 2008", Power in Europe, Issue 523, April 7, 2008, page 22.
  2. "The Royal Bank of Scotland Mandated by Trianel as Financial Advisor for two Separate 800 Mw Coal Fired Power Plants in Germany", Media Release, December 14, 2006.
  3. "Big coal power unit planned for Germany’s Krefeld chempark", June 26, 2009.
  4. "Projects of coal-fired power plants in Germany since 2007," Deutsche Umwelthilfe, November 2012
  5. 5.0 5.1 Krefeld-Uerdingen Gas Fired Power Plant, Reconnecting Asia, accessed November 2019.
  6. Geschäfts- und Nachhaltigkeitsbericht 2019, Trianel, 2019
  7. "Veröffentlichung Zu- und Rückbau". Bundesnetzagentur. January 19, 2021. Retrieved November 3, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. Today, Newsy (2021-03-18). "Trianel buries 800 million project in Krefeld-Uerdingen". Newsy Today. Retrieved 2021-11-03.
  9. German utilities' plans for new capacity, Reuters, April 1, 2019.

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