Dürnrohr Power Station

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Dürnrohr power station
Dürnrohr - Kraftwerk (1).JPG
Official nameKraftwerk Dürnrohr
LocationZwentendorf, Lower Austria
CoordinatesCoordinates: 48°19′32″N 15°55′25″E / 48.325555556°N 15.923611111°E / 48.325555556; 15.923611111
Commission date1987
Decommission date
  • 1 September 2020
Owner(s)VERBUND Austrian Thermal Power AG
Energie-Versorgung Niederösterreich AG
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal
Secondary fuelNatural gas
Thermal capacity1,000 MWt
Power generation
Units operational1 x 352 MW
Make and modelSiemens Power Generation
Units decommissioned405 MW[1]
Nameplate capacity352 MW
External links
CommonsRelated media on Commons

The Dürnrohr power station is a thermal power station in Lower Austria.

The power station was built as a replacement for the Zwentendorf Nuclear Power Station, a plant that was finished but due to a 1978 referendum never started up. The Dürnrohr plant was built in its proximity in order to use the already established power lines and other infrastructure. It consists of two blocks: the first with output of 405 MW operated by VERBUND Austrian Thermal Power AG and the second with output 352 MW operated by the Energie-Versorgung Niederösterreich AG. The plant was finished in 1987.

The plant was powered by black coal imported from the Czech Republic and Poland but today it burns any type of coal and can also use natural gas. In 2004 a heating plant (largest such in Austria, at the time) using the dissipated waste heat was opened.

In 2009 the district heating pipeline from the power station to Sankt Pölten was erected from EVN Wärme. It is the longest district heating pipeline in Austria, with a length of 31 km.[2]

The power station is one of the biggest emitters of CO2 in Austria.[3]


  1. ^ Dürnrohr - Letzte Tage im Kraftwerk; in German
  2. ^ Longest district heating pipeline in operation; in German Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine from ORF-Niederösterreich 1. October 2009; read 2. October 2009
  3. ^ "Verified emissions 2018". European Union emissions trading system (EU ETS). Archived from the original on 2019-04-03. Retrieved 2021-09-05.