Overview of construction site.
The construction project consists of two part projects: the actual power plant and the natural gas supply line. The construction works for the supply line were finished in Spring 2012.
Power plant project
The new power plant will have a generation capacity of approximately 430 megawatts. This corresponds to about half the power of the existing combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in the Chemical Park in Knapsack, which has a total power of 800 megawatts. The new plant would be able to provide 500,000 households with low-emission electricity. A natural gas supply line from the connection point in Wesseling to the location of the power plant in Hürth-Knapsack with a length of 13.2 km was laid to make the operation of the power plant possible. For the most part it runs parallel to existing pipelines. If everything goes according to plan the power plant will be set off by the end of this year.
More low-emission energy
CCPP are low-emission power plants and due to their flexibility they are ideal for balancing out fluctuations in the electricity grid resulting from the generation of renewable energy from sources like wind and solar power. Therefore electricity from natural gas is an important technology supporting the development of regenerative energies in Germany.
Contact us if you've got any questions regarding the progress of the construction of the power plant.