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Irsching Power Station


Irsching Power Station

Irsching Power Station
Irsching Power Station is located in Germany
Location of Irsching Power Station in Germany
Country Germany
Location Vohburg
Status Operational
Commission date 1969 (Unit 1)
1972 (Unit 2)
1974 (Unit 3)
2010 (Unit 5)
2011 (Unit 4)
Decommission date 1995 (Unit 2)
2006 (Unit 1)
Owner(s) E.ON Kraftwerke (Units 1–4)
Gemeinschaftskraftwerke Irsching (Unit 5)
Operator(s) E.ON Kraftwerke
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Natural gas (Units 4 and 5)
Secondary fuel Fuel oil (Units 1–3)
Combined cycle? yes (Units 4 and 5)
Power generation
Units operational 151 MW (Unit 1; closed)
312 MW (Unit 2; cold stand-by)
415 MW (Unit 3)
340 MW (Unit 4)
860 MW (Unit 5)
Make and model Siemens
Nameplate capacity 1,850

Irsching Power Station is close to the city of Vohburg, Germany, and is operated as a so-called peak load power station. From the original three units only unit 3 with a capacity of 415 MW is operated, the other two units, with a capacity of 151 MW (unit 1) and 312 MW (unit 2), are in cold reserve. The power station can be operated with light fuel oil and with natural gas. The owner and operator of the units 3 and 4 is E.ON Kraftwerke, a subsidiary of E.ON Energy, while Unit 5 is owned by Gemeinschaftskraftwerke Irsching, a joint venture of E.ON Kraftwerke, N-ERGIE, Mainova and HEAG Südhessische Energie, and operated by E.ON Kraftwerke.

On December 20, 2007, a planned 18-month trial operation period of Siemens SGT5-8000H, the world's largest and most powerful gas turbine (capable of generating 375MW),[1] started. After trial period the plant expanded to a high-efficiency combined-cycle power plant with a total output of about 570 MW[2] and an efficiency of 60%.[3] The unit 4 was commissioned in 2011.

An additional unit 5 was built, consisting of two smaller gas turbines and one steam turbine. This unit has capacity of 860 MW of electricity with an efficiency of 58%. It was commissioned in 2010.

On March 30, 2015, the corporations operating the power station declared they wanted to close down all of its operations effective from April 1, 2016.[4]


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  2. ^ Successful completion of testing
  3. ^ "World's largest gas turbine begins trial operation in Irsching". Power Engineering International. 2008-12-21. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 
  4. ^ "Betreiber wollen Irsching abschalten". 2015-03-30. Retrieved 2015-03-30. 

External links

  • Irsching power plant: Incubator for high-efficiency gas turbines (Control Engineering)
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