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Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia gives green light to ‘Scholven 1’ in Germany


Hendrik Wüst, Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany), has officially kicked off Uniper’s new Scholven 1 combined heat and power plant in Gelsenkirchen. In 2019, Uniper awarded Sener the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the plant, which has a capacity of around 140 megawatts (MW). Scholven 1 will help meet the energy demand of industry and other customers in the region, helping to reduce CO2 emissions and replacing the previous coal-dependent infrastructure.

At its core, it consists of two gas turbines, a steam turbine, two heat recovery steam generators and a gas-fired steam boiler. To create space to start up new sustainable projects at Scholven, free space must be created by decommissioning the facilities. The decommissioning of Block F has already begun, and others will follow in succession. The final commissioning of “Scholven 1” will take place as soon as the final expert inspections have been completed and the corresponding documentation has been handed over.

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