German energy company Stadtwerke Kiel has approved the construction of a gas power plant in Kiel, Germany and has appointed Kraftanlagen München (KAM) as the general contractor for the project.
The plant, using 20 Jenbacher 9.5MW gas engines from GE, will not only generate electricity but also secure Kiel's district heating supply. The heat generated will either be fed into the city of Kiel’s public district heating system, or stored during periods of low demand.
The facility will have an installed capacity of 190MW and will replace the coal-fired power plant on Kiel's eastern shore that was commissioned in 1970.
Estimated to cost about €290M, the power plant is expected to meet the highest requirements regarding flexibility, utilisation ratio and environmental friendliness.