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Power Plant Moorburg

Structural planning for the new building of hybrid cooling tower

The power plant Moorburg in the south of Hamburg, erected and operated by Vattenfall, is one of the most modern and environmentally friendly hard coal power plants worldwide. The double-block unit can produce an electrical gross output of 2 x 827 MW as well as a district heating output of 2 x 120 MW. The advanced cooling system, consisting of a passage cooling system and hybrid cooling tower, has a direct connection to the southern Elbe.

To guarantee the necessary cooling capacity the approx. 60 m high hybrid cooling tower with a base diameter of approx. 110 m has been built. Special properties of the construction are its foundation on boring piles and piles, the ring foundation functioning as a pile head slab and the cooling tower formwork which is being penetrated on two levels by 36 fan openings each. The technical equipment necessary for the cooling process is placed in a large-volume front building

ZPP has been commissioned with the specialist planning in section 1 - structural planning for the service phases 1-6 (basic evaluation, pre-planning, draft planning, approval planning, execution planning and preparation of the contract awarding) according to HOAI (Official Scale of Fees for Services by Architects and Engineers) for the hybrid cooling tower.

Picture source: Vattenfall
ALPINE Bau Deutschland AG
Period of service
2009 - 2012
Hamburg, Germany
  • Planning