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November 26, 2021

Markersbach, Germany

By Carmen

Markersbach is a 1,050MW hydro power project. It is located on Grosse Mittweida river/basin in Saxony, Germany. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1970 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1979.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,050 1,050 Active Saxony, Germany Vattenfall

Description

The project is developed and owned by Vattenfall. The company has a stake of 100%.

Markersbach is a pumped storage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 6.3 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 288m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 2 in number. The penstock length is 915m. The penstock diameter is 6.2m. Markersbach underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 1990,1998, 2007-2008, 2014-2017. The project generated 980 GWh of electricity.

The nameplate capacity of electric generator(s) installed at the site is 220 MVA.

Development Status

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The project construction commenced in 1970 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1979.

Contractors Involved

CKD Blansko Holding was selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

Litostroj Engineering was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 6 units of francis turbines, each with 175MW nameplate capacity.

About Vattenfall

Vattenfall AB (Vattenfall) is a state-owned energy company that generates, distributes and sells electricity and heat. The company also conducts the sale of gas and energy trading. Vattenfall generates power through various sources of energy including wind, nuclear, hydro, natural gas, solar, coal, biomass and waste. It produces and distributes district heating and supplies to households and industries in metropolitan areas. In addition, the company provides energy services such as battery storage, network services, charging solutions for electric vehicles, heat pumps, solar panels and smart meters. It serves households, businesses, electricity and gas customers. It has presence in Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK among others. Vattenfall is headquartered in Solna, Stockholm, Sweden.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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