The energy from waste plant at Andernach (IHKW) runs on refuse derived fuel (RDF) with additional gas-fired back-up and peak load boilers. The energy produced in the form of process steam, heating steam and electricity is supplied 365 days a year exclusively to the tinplate factory belonging to thyssenkrupp Rasselstein GmbH in Andernach. This factory is the only one of its kind in Germany and the world’s largest manufacturing plant for packaging steel (tinplate). 294,000 megawatt hours of process and heating steam as well as 84,000 megawatt hours of power are produced for the factory every year under environmentally friendly conditions. This energy is generated by recovering 140,000 tonnes of RDF (specially treated municipal, commercial and industrial waste with a high calorific value) from the region.
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|Total investment||€ 85 million|
|Capacity||140,000 tonnes RDF/year|
|Number of combustion lines||1|
|Waste bunker capacity||6,260 cubic metres ≈ 2,191 tonnes|
|Calorific range of waste||11-15 megajoules/kilogram|
|Power generation||84,000 megawatt hours/year ≈ 24,000 households|
|Process steam generation||294,000 megawatt hours/year|