Luenen-Stummhafen power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Luenen-Stummhafen power station (also known as Luenen Trianel) is a 810-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.[1]


The map below shows the location of the power station in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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The Luenen-Stummhafen power station began construction in 2008, with a total investment of 1.4 billion Euros from the company Trianel and 31 different municipalities. On the first day of construction (September 3rd), protests organized by various opponents to the power plant were hosted. The power plant was officially commissioned in 2013 and is currently operated by the company STEAG. The plant also provides heating to the North Rhine-Westphalia state with a heating capacity of 35 MW.[1]

At full production, the power plant is estimated to use approximately 240 tonnes of coal per hour. The power plant's coal is delivered via the Datteln-Hamm Canal.[2]

The Luenen-Stummhafen power plant is equipped with denitrification and desulfurization technologies; the facility also set aside a room for future carbon capture and storage technology if it is ever possible to employ in the future.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Trianel Power Kohlekraftwerk Lünen GmbH & Co. KG
  • Parent company: Trianel GmbH
  • Location: the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Coordinates: 51.6144, 7.4643 (exact)
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source: Imported
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 810 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired ultra-super, 810 MW (start-up in 2013)
  • Number of Employees: 90

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Kraftwerk Lünen-Stummhafen – Wikipedia". (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  2. "Lünen Coal-Fired Power Plant - Power Technology | Energy News and Market Analysis". Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  3. Larson, Aaron (2014-10-01). "Trianel Coal Power Plant Lünen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany". POWER Magazine. Retrieved 2021-06-21.

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