Scholven Power Station

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Scholven Power Station
Scholven Power Station
Cooling towers Scholven Power Station from north
Scholven Power Station

Scholven Power Station is an E.ON owned coal-fired power station in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Its installed output capacity of 2300 MW it is one of the most powerful coal-fired power stations in Europe.

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Two power station units present on the location were beaconed up to their shut-down with oil. The power produced in the power station Scholven covers about 3% of the German current need. The units B - E, the long-distance heating power station Buer (FWK) and the steam work Scholven (DWS) supply steam to neighbouring chemistry enterprises and long-distance heating to some surrounding cities. The 302 metre high chimneys, which are the second highest in Germany, form an impressing industrial skyline together with the 7 cooling towers. The power station area and the neighbouring waste dump of the coal mine Scholven became a film scene in the Tatort "The ball in the body" of 1979.

History[edit]

The power station was an enterprise for the covering of the internal requirement at river and steam of the coal mine Scholven. Soon however, a high performance main power station developed from it. In the years 1968 to 1971 the almost identically constructed blocks B to E went into operation, in 1974 and 1975 followed G and H (50% portion of RWE power), 1979 the block F and at the end of 1985 the long-distance heating power station Buer (FWK). Block G was shut down in summer 2001 and Block H finally in summer 2003.

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Coordinates: 51°36′10″N 7°00′34″E / 51.60278°N 7.00944°E / 51.60278; 7.00944