Dow and EnBW mull captive power for Stade site

29 January 2008 17:07  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--Dow Chemical is considering building a power plant at its Stade site in northern Germany with energy firm EnBW, the company said on Tuesday.


The companies would potentially cooperate to build an integrated power supply system at the site, combining a hard coal-fired power plant and a gas and steam turbine power plant with an output exceeding 1,000 MW. The site consumes around 600 MW of power.


A Dow spokesman in said that hydrogen, a by-product of Dow’s chemicals production, could possibly be used to fire the gas turbines.  


He estimated the plant would require an investment of between €1bn ($1.48bn) and €1.2bn.


The first results of a feasibility study were due to be presented in the second half of 2008.


($1 = €0.68)


By: Mark Watts
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