Vilvoorde power station

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Vilvoorde power station is a 255-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Flemish Brabant Province, Belgium.


The map below shows the location of the power station in Vilvoorde, Flemish Brabant Province, Belgium.

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Due to underutilization, Electrabel entered this plant into the Strategic Reserve from 2014 to 2017 (3 years).[1] The plant has since re-entered the market, and Electrabel is planning to expand the site. It purchased the land from EMGB and has proposed an 870 MW expansion.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Electrabel[3]
  • Parent company: Engie SA[4]
  • Location: Vilvoorde, Flemish Brabant Province, Belgium
  • Coordinates: 50.9414, 4.4246 (exact)[5]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 255 MW
    • Gas-fired[6] open-cycle gas turbine[3], 255 MW[7] (start-up in 2001)[8]
  • Gross generating capacity (proposed): 870 MW
    • Gas-fired combined-cycle gas turbine, 870 MW (start-up not found)[2]

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