Dürnrohr Power Station
|Dürnrohr power station|
|Official name||Kraftwerk Dürnrohr|
|Location||Zwentendorf, Lower Austria|
|Owner(s)||VERBUND Austrian Thermal Power AG|
Energie-Versorgung Niederösterreich AG
|Thermal power station|
|Secondary fuel||Natural gas|
|Thermal capacity||1,000 MWt|
|Units operational||1 x 352 MW|
|Make and model||Siemens Power Generation|
|Units decommissioned||405 MW|
|Nameplate capacity||352 MW|
|Commons||Related media on Commons|
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.
District heating pipeline from the power station Dürnrohr to Sankt Pölten with a length of 31 km
- Dürnrohr - Letzte Tage im Kraftwerk; in German
- 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
- "Verified emissions 2018". European Union emissions trading system (EU ETS). Archived from the original on 2019-04-03. Retrieved 2021-09-05.