Evonik plans new power plant for Marl chemical hub in Germany

27 June 2013 15:38  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--German specialty chemicals major Evonik and power utility firm E.ON plan to build a new 60 megawatt (MW) combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant at the Marl chemical production site in Marl, Germany, Evonik said on Thursday.

The power plant, expected to come online in 2015, will replace an existing coal-based power unit. The CCGT unit is being provided by Siemens, while E.ON will plan and build the plant.

The project will help Evonik reduce carbon emissions at Marl and ensure the site's continued energy supplies, it said. Marl is Evonik's largest production site in Germany.

"The new CCGT will be an important step toward updating the Marl Chemicals Park’s power and steam supply," said Caspar Gammelin, Evonik’s president for site services.

Financial details were not disclosed.

Evonik's Marl site currently receives electricity and steam from three power plants consisting of a total of five generating units. The new plant will replace the oldest of these units.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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