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Power Plant „Schwarze Pumpe“

Structural planning for the new building of two power plant units

The power plant „Schwarze Pumpe“ in Brandenburg is a double-block-unit power plant, fuelled by brown coal. It was once planned and built as a joint venture power plant by the formerly independent company VEAG and the Energiewerke Schwarze Pumpe AG (ESPAG).

The brown coal power plant with two units powered each with 800 MW is designed for the base load service, based on raw brown coal, but also for the provision of process steam for the companies in the nearby industrial estate. A part of the warmth that is produced as a byproduct of the electricity generation is used for the district heating supply to the nearby cities Hoyerswerda and Spremberg.

ZPP or the predecessor company was commissioned with the specialist planning in section 1 - structural planning for the service phases 2-5 (pre-planning, draft planning, approval planning and execution planning) according to HOAI (Official Scale of Fees for Services by Architects and Engineers for the boiler houses, machine houses, coal bunkers and the secondary structures. We also were commissioned with the support of the on-site construction supervision.

Picture source: Hartmut Rauhut/LEAG
Vattenfall Europe Generation AG
Period of service
1993 - 1998
Spremberg, Germany
  • Planning