Heilbronn Power Station

Heilbronn Power Station

The Heilbronn Power Station is a coal-fired power station in Heilbronn, Germany (49° 10′38.4″ N, 9°12'22.75″ E). It is operated by EnBW, until 1997 EVS and has seven units. The capacity of the three units is 950 MW, two units with a capacity of approx. 200 MW are in cold reserve.

The plant is in the Heilbronner industrial area at the northern end of the channel port. Inferred over the Neckar the necessary cooling water, at the same time is made the delivery of the coal by inland waterway craft by the river. The units 1 to 6 with approx. capacity of 100 MW each were built in the 1950s and 1960s, whereby the two first units were in the meantime shut down and the units 3 and 4 formed the cold reserve. Between 1964 and 1966 built units 5 and 6 are still in use. In the years 1982 to 1986 the unit 7 with capacity of 750 MW was built as mean load power station, but new, 140 m a high cooling tower and a high chimney developed for 250 m. The unit had from the outset a fluegas desulphuration and a denitrification. Because of amending the large firing plant regulation in the 1983 both had to be re-tooled also for the units 5 and 6, so that continued using was possible. Additionally for both units a second chimney in same design and height was built as with unit 7. The two chimneys are the highest buildings in Heilbronn and are recognizable as landmarks from far away. Via a force heat coupling industrial companies in Heilbronn and Neckarsulm are supplied by the power station additionally with long-distance heating.

Since 1998 the plant has a permission for the burning of sewage sludge, since 2003 may do additionally also petrolkoks are fired. A shut down unit of the power station is used since 1988 as meeting centre (block E).

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