Bexbach Power Station

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Bexbach Power Station
Country Germany
Location Bexbach
Coordinates 49°21′47″N 7°14′16″E / 49.36306°N 7.23778°E / 49.36306; 7.23778Coordinates: 49°21′47″N 7°14′16″E / 49.36306°N 7.23778°E / 49.36306; 7.23778
Commission date 1953
Owner(s) Evonik Industries
Power generation
Primary fuel Coal

Bexbach Power Station is a coal-fired power station in the Bexbach municipality of Saarland, Germany. It has an output capacity of 773 megawatts. The chimney of the power station is 240 metres high. It can store up to 200,000 tons of coal. It is the most efficient power station in the Saarland.[citation needed]

The first power station in Bexbach, called the St. Barbara, was inaugurated in 1953. It had a capacity of only 100 MW. In 1979 construction of today's facility began. It became operational in 1983.

The operator of the power station is Evonik Industries, but several companies have a stake in the plant:[citation needed]

Percentage Share Company
50% EnBW Kraftwerke AG
25% SaarEnergie AG (Evonik Industries)
16.66% Stadtwerke Aachen AG (STAWAG)
8.34% E.ON Kraftwerke GmbH

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