Nordjylland Power Station

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Nordjylland Power Station
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Nordjylland Power Station with all four units.
Nordjylland Power Station is located in Denmark
Nordjylland Power Station
Location of Nordjylland Power Station in Denmark
Official name Nordjyllandsværket
Country Denmark
Location Vodskov
Coordinates 57°04′29.9″N 10°02′21.8″E / 57.074972°N 10.039389°E / 57.074972; 10.039389Coordinates: 57°04′29.9″N 10°02′21.8″E / 57.074972°N 10.039389°E / 57.074972; 10.039389
Status Operational
Commission date 1967
Owner(s) Aalborg Kommune
Operator(s) Aalborg Forsyning
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Coal
Cogeneration? yes
Power generation
Units operational 1 × 25 MW
1 × 305 MW
1 × 411 MW
CHP heating capacity 532 MWt
Nameplate capacity 741 MW

Nordjylland Power Station (Danish: Nordjyllandsværket) is a coal-fired combined heat and power plant in Vodskov, 17 kilometres (11 mi) north-east of Aalborg, Denmark. It is operated by Aalborg Kommune. The power plant consists of 3 coal turbines and a gas turbine. Of these units, one is shut down. The gas turbine has an output of 25 MW and entered service in 1977, while unit 2, which went also in 1977 has a maximum production capacity of electricity of 305 MW and heat of 42 MJ/s. Unit 3, which entered service in 1998, has a maximum production capacity of 411 MW and a maximum heat production capacity of 490 MJ/s. It uses a 170.1 metres (558 ft) tall flue gas stack, while Units 1 and 2 and the gas turbine use 112.17 metres (368.0 ft) tall stacks. Unit 3 was the first power plant in Denmark with a SNOX-system for exhaust cleaning.

While two power lines leave the station eastward to the famous Vester Hassing Static Inverter Plant, where HVDC Konti-Skan starts, two other 380-kV lines cross Limfjord just east of the power plant in two spans. The towers of the westernmost of these spans are 101.2 metres (332 ft) tall and cross Limfjord in a 723 metres (2,372 ft) long span, while that of the easternmost span are 141.7 metres (465 ft) tall and cross Limfjord in a 797 metres (2,615 ft) long span. Latter towers are the tallest electricity pylons in Denmark. Their considerable height results from the fact that they are equipped with a further crossbar for a 110-kV circuit.

The produced heat is used for heating of Aalborg.

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