Boxberg Power Station

Boxberg Power Station

Boxberg Power Station (in German commonly referred as "Kraftwerk Boxberg") is a lignite-fired power station with three units at Boxberg (near Weißwasser), Saxony. Since the late nineties it produces 1900 MW. Since 2001 it is run by Vattenfall Europe, a subdivision of Vattenfall.

History

Like Jänschwalde Power Station and Schwarze Pumpe Power Station, Boxberg Power Station was built at a place surrounded by surface mines. The first power station unit was build in 1966, in the 1980s there were 14 units with an accumulated output of 3520 MW.

After the German reunification twelve units (210 MW each) went off, two (500 MW each) were modernized. In the mid-1990s a new 900-MW unit was build, another 675 MW unit is projected for 2011.

Size

Boxberg Power Station has three (now unused) chimneys 300 metres tall, a fourth was dismantled in 2000.

External links

* [http://www.vattenfall.de/www/vf/vf_de/Gemeinsame_Inhalte/DOCUMENT/154192vatt/Bergbau_und_Kraftwerke/P0276666.pdf Data sheet by Vattenfall Europe] de icon


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