Svanemølle Power Station

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Svanemølle Power Station
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Svanemølle power station
Coordinates55°42′48″N 12°35′17″E / 55.71333°N 12.58806°E / 55.71333; 12.58806Coordinates: 55°42′48″N 12°35′17″E / 55.71333°N 12.58806°E / 55.71333; 12.58806
Construction began1947
Commission date1953
Owner(s)Københavns Belysningsvæsen
Københavns Energi
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal (1953-1985)
natural gas (1985-present)
Thermal capacity355 MJ/s
Power generation
Nameplate capacity81 MW
External links
CommonsRelated media on Commons

Svanemølle Power Station (Danish: Svanemølleværket) is a natural gas fueled combined heat and power station located at the south side of Svanemølle Bay in the Nordhavnen of Copenhagen, Denmark. Its primary task is to supply district heating to the district-heating network of Greater Copenhagen.


Svanemølle Power Station was built by Københavns Belysningsvæsen between 1947 and 1953 to supplement H. C. Ørsted Power Station in the Kongens Enghave. It was designed by Louis Hygom who had already carried out expansions and adaptions of the H. C. Ørsted plant in 1924 and 1932.

The plant was originally coal-fired but was converted to natural gas and oil firing in 1985. In 1995 two old generators were replaced by a gas turbine referred to as unit 7.[1]


Svanemølle Power Station

Svanemølle Power Station is built in reinforced concrete and dressed in red brick. Its constellation of boxes and cubic volumes is inspired by American highrise and factory architecture of the 1930s.

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  1. ^ "Svanemølle Power Station". DONG Energy. Retrieved 2011-09-12.

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