Vattenfall to invest €325M in German power plant

WCN Editorial Team 9 Feb 2017 EUROPE ENERGY & UTILITIES

Swedish power utility Vattenfall is set to construct a new €325M gas-fired combined cycle heat and power plant in Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Berlin, Germany.

The new plant, to be among the most modern of its kind, will have 260MW electrical and 230MW thermal capacity. It will also have a fuel efficiency of about 90%.

Vattenfall country manager for Germany Tuomo Hatakka said: “This decision is a clear commitment to Berlin. With the construction of this CHPP we will fulfill one further topic of the climate protection agreement with the Berlin senate that we signed in October 2009. We are well on track with halving our emissions compared to 1990."

Gunther Müller, a spokesperson of the management board of Vattenfall Wärme, said: "Our district heating has an important role in achieving climate neutrality in Berlin. The new CHPP in Marzahn is an important element of this.

"It will ensure a climate-efficient and reliable district heating supply for the coming decades and will be the base-load power plant for the district heating areas in the Eastern part of the city."

Construction work is scheduled to begin in April 2017. The plant will be operational in 2020.

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.

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