The RDS CHP is situated in the industrial area on the premises of Solvay Bernburg with access to the CHP via Bundesstraße 185 (main road). The refuse-derived fuel (RDF (EBS) = presorted refuse from households and industry) is supplied by truck via the road and then unloaded into the RDF bunker from several dumping stations. The bunker is carried out as massive construction with reinforced concrete and equipped with bunker gates which are only opened to unload the RDF. Inside the bunker is a permanent vacuum to prevent diffuse emissions escaping into the ambient atmosphere.
In full load operation the plant can generate up to 225 t/hour (max. steam generation) high-pressure steam to supply the production facilities at site and to generate electricity in an extraction condensing turbine.
An underground bunker was built to store the refuse-derived fuel. All walls and the floor are built of reinforced concrete. Bunker walls and bunker floor are protected against chemical and mechanical wear and also against ingression or leakage of water. The bunker floor is situated below ground level (here on level -3.00 m). The refuse-derived fuel is unloaded into the underground bunker at several dumping stations from the trucks delivering the RDF. The dumping stations are situated significantly above bunker floor (here +6.00 m). It is possible to stack the refuse-derived fuel against the bunker walls in the underground bunker. Thus, the height of the stacks makes it possible to create a large storage volume on a small surface area.
Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG carried out construction lot 2 comprising the following elements:
a bunker in reinforced concrete construction, a control unit building in reinforced concrete construction, social and administrative building, adjoining buildings (goods lift, control building, building for a weighing machine, workshop), ramp and access area, foundation for the boiler house, various foundations for service buildings, construction of all roads and outdoor facilities.