Germany Krefeld chempark gets approval for big power project

19 February 2013 17:54  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Germany’s Krefeld-Uerdingen chemical park and utility firm Trianel have received in-principle approval for a planned 1,200 megawatt (MW) combined gas and steam power unit, they said on Tuesday.

The approval from authorities in Dusseldorf marked an important milestone for the project which would, if realised, supply chemical firms at Krefeld-Uerdingen and feed power into the regional net, said Gunter Hilken, head of chemical park operator Currenta.

The plant could play an important role as Germany is planning to exit nuclear power generation by 2022, Hilken added.

He called on politicians to put in place “the necessary planning stability and predictability” to ensure that the project can be realised.

In a next step, Trianel and Currenta will be working out a possible time frame for the plant’s construction, they said.

In 2011, Trianel scrapped plans for a 750 MW coal-power plant at the Krefeld-Uerdingen but said at the time it may build a combined gas and steam unit instead.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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