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January 7, 2022

MHKW Karnap Biomass Power Plant, Germany

By Carmen

MHKW Karnap Biomass Power Plant is a 38MW biopower project. It is located in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1987.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 38 38 Active North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany RWE Power


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

The process of combustion has been adopted in this project to release the stored energy from the feed. Household waste which is a kind of municipal solid waste is used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1987.

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Contractors Involved

ABB was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the project. The company provided 1 turbine with 43MW nameplate capacity.

About RWE Power

RWE Power AG (RWE Power) a subsidiary of RWE AG, is a power company that generates electricity. The company owns and operates nuclear power plants, lignite-fired power stations, and hydraulic power stations. It provides nuclear power stations such as Emsland nuclear-power station, Biblis power plant and Gundremmingen nuclear-power station. RWE Power offers lignite-fired power generation facilities such as Frimmersdorf power plant, Niederaussem power plant, Goldenberg power plant, Neurath power plant and Weisweiler power plant. The company also operates hydroelectric power stations in Germany. Its lignite assets include Garzweiler opencast mine and Inden opencast mine. RWE Power is headquartered in Essen, Germany.


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