About the Sandbank Offshore wind farm

The offshore wind farm comprises 72 Siemens wind turbines in the 4-megawatt class. With an overall capacity of 288 megawatts, the wind farm provides green power to supply up to 400,000 households. The wind farm extends over an area of 60 square kilometres and is located 90 kilometres off the coast of Schleswig-Holstein, right next to DanTysk. Offshore activities start in summer of 2015 with the installation of the monopile foundations. The commissioning is planned for 2017.

History of Lippendorf

Design engineering work on the Lippendorf plant began in November 1994, followed by onsite construction in October 1995. The power plant was taken into operation in 1999 and an estimated 5,000 jobs were created in the region. In addition, the plant was the biggest private construction project in the Free State of Saxony. Today the plant is co-owned by Vattenfall and Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG (EnBw).

Information on the Buch CHP plant and its history

Information on Lichterfelde CHP plant and its history

Lichterfelde CHP plant is located in the south of Berlin and has been modernised several times since it was first commissioned in 1972. In 1988, 1997 and 1998, the three heating blocks were converted from heavy oil to natural gas firing in order to reduce emissions.

History of Markersbach Pumped-storage Power Plant

History and characteristics of Mitte combined heat and power (CHP) plant

Mitte CHP plant was built between 1994 and 1996. When taken into operation in 1997 the plant was one of the most modern and efficient CHP plants in the world – it can utilise up to 90% of the fuel energy. The power plant is situated in central Berlin and complies with the EU’s latest environmental requirements.

In addition, young artists were invited to give their input during the construction period to ensure that the design of the plant would harmonise with its urban surroundings.

Information on Moabit CHP plant and its history

Moabit CHP plant was first put into operation in 1900. Since the very construction of this plant, the site has played a leading role in the development of industrial power generation – from the first piston steam engines and steam turbines to the largest steam turbine in existence in 1923 and the pulverised-coal-fired boilers.

Characteristics of Lauta 

Lauta is a thermal waste treatment plant. The waste disposal capacity exceeds the amount of household and industrial waste produced by over 1 million citizens in the region. Lauta provides a both economically and environmentally sound solution to waste disposal.

Information on the Märkisches Viertel biomass CHP plant and its history

Commissioned in 2014, the Märkisches Viertel combined heat and power (CHP) plant is the first Vattenfall CHP plant in Berlin fuelled entirely by biomass. The plant, located in northern Berlin, generates district heat with especially low environmental impact and feeds electricity into the distribution network. Approximately 70,000 tonnes of wood chips from forest residues and untreated wood from other sources are burnt each year.

About Nuon’s industry parks

The Nuon portfolio includes four industry parks in the Netherlands and Germany. The parks are all located in areas that are known for their economic strength and research potential. The industry parks accommodate independent manufacturing companies up to environmental category 6 that utilise the infrastructure and facilities of the site.