Power Plant Westfalen
Structural verification of the new units D and F
At the existing power plant location Hamm in Westphalia, two new coal-fired units with a total power of 1600 MW have been constructed. Being the latest plants of this kind, they replace the two 160-MW-units being taken off-line in February 2011. While generating the same power, this new plant will require 20% less coal. Therefore, RWE invests two billion Euro into this project.
Due to the high steam parameters and the thermodynamic optimisation of the water-steam-process, a net efficiency of 46% can be reached. At first, the plant is supposed to be operated at basic load, but it could be also employed at mid-load or part load range in case of increased or lowered power need at each time.
ZPP was tasked with the structural verification of the entire plant. During former planning times, consulting services have been rendered with respect to wind design.
On the part of the client site management, ZPP was able to apply oneself on site with comprehensive experiences in the execution of construction work and quality management, e.g. for the high-performance concrete for the cooling towers.