Technical specifications

Inner diameter cooling tower

  • 113,5 m at the base
  • 71,0 m in the centre
  • 74,0 m at the head

Diameter ring foundation
122,0 m

General data

Client
E.ON Kraftwerke GmbH Tresckowstr. 5, 30457 Hannover

Contract value
19,2 Mio. €

Construction period
2007-2010

Since 1964, there has been a traction power generation station consisting of three blocks with an electric power of 303 MW in Datteln. In May 2007, Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG, Area Mitte (Centre), was awarded the contract for the construction of a new power plant for E.ON Kraftwerke GmbH, Gelsenkirchen, in a joint venture. The district heating power will be 2550 MW, the net electric power 1054 MW. The plant consists of the main components power house with steam turbine, substation, boiler house with a steam generator, electrostatic filter, flue gas desulfurization system (FGD plant) and cooling tower as well as various service buildings.

The construction of the 178 m high hyperbolic cooling tower continues an old W&F tradition. In the air intake area, the hyperbole shells, which were placed on top of each other to generate a natural draft, rest on 36 radial supports, which in turn transfer the loads from their own weight and the wind to a ring foundation. The shell thicknesses were optimized following stability and resonance frequency calculations; they were mainly 26 cm, increasing to 1.00 m at the bottom and decreasing to 19 cm at the cooling tower head. Cleaned exhaust gases are also discharged through the cooling tower. Because of residual contents of sulphur oxide and nitrogen oxide, the shells had to be built of a concrete with a higher resistance to acids.

Related Projects
Energy System Plant Bernburg
Energy System Plant Bernburg
Germany

Sustainable and low priced energy production by thermal recycling of refuse-derived fuel conserves fossil resources.

Read more
Staßfurth Energy and Recycling Centre
Staßfurth Energy and Recycling Centre
Germany

Waste utilization plant generates steam for soda production

Read more
Waste Incineration Plant Rothensee Magdeburg
Waste Incineration Plant Rothensee Magdeburg
Germany

In two incineration lines annually 300,000 tons of waste are disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. In this way 170 million kWh electricity and 300 million kWh district heating for approx. 44,000 households in Magdeburg are generated annually.

Read more

Cookies Policy

Our website uses cookies to improve your experience. Certain cookies can contain personal information. We deactivate Cookies, unless you allow Cooky usage.
Additional information

Allow Cookies
Do not allow cookies
Cookies Settings