The Andernach industrial combined heat and power plant is an industrial heating plant based on substitute fuels, with supplementary natural gas-fired back-up and peak load boilers. The energy generated in the form of process steam and heating steam as well as electricity exclusively supplies the tinplate plant of ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein GmbH in Andernach, 365 days in the year. This plant is the only one in Germany, and simultaneously the world's largest plant, for producing so-called packaging steel (tinplate).
With commissioning of the industrial combined heat and power plant in Andernach at the end of 2008, the obsolete power station at the location of Andernach and operated by ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein GmbH was withdrawn from service.
Each year up to 140,000 tons of substitute fuels, up to 8,000 tons of waste rolling oils and a maximum of 7,500 tons of sewage sludge from the ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein production is thermally utilised in the Andernach industrial heat plant. The substitute fuel is a specially prepared form of domestic, commercial and industrial waste with a predefined specification and a significantly higher calorific value than standard domestic waste.
|Investment volume||85 million Euro|
|Number of lines||1|
|Waste-bunker storage volume||6,700 cubic meters ≈ 2,400 t|
|Range calorific value||11-15 MJ/kg|
|Power generation||82,000 MWh/a ≈ 24,000 households|
|Steam geneartion||291,000 MWh/a|