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Coal Fired Power Station, Germany. by David A. L. Davies
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Neurath Power Station is a lignite-fired power station at Neurath in Grevenbroich, Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located to the south of Grevenbroich, near to Cologne and Düsseldorf. The power station consists of five units and it is owned by RWE. In addition, two new units are under construction. After completing the new units, Neurath will be the world’s largest lignite-fired power station.
The existing power station serves manly as the base load power station. The power station consists of five units (3 × 300 MW and 2 × 600 MW nominally) which were built between 1972 and 1976, and have a gross generation capacity of 2,205 MW.

The lignite is delivered by rail from open pits in Rheinish lignite district, in particular from Garzweiler and Hambach mines.

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electricity, power, generating, fossil fuels, coal, coal fired, industrial, neurath, grevenbroich, lignite, power station, braunkohle, energy, steam, smoke, pollution, emissions, ecology, germany, german, europe, european, nrw, north rhine westphalia

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