Shoes production is an inseparable element of Primasens’ economy since the 19th century. Throughout the years Primasens has changed it character from an industrial city to a commercial and service centre.
In order to supply Primasens with a cost-effective energy and at the same time an environmental friendly utilization, a waste-heat power plant was constructed. The plant is operated on behalf of the Southwest Palatinate Waste-Recycling Municipal Union (ZAS – Zweckverband Abfallverwertung Südwestpfalz). The Germersheim, Southern Weinstrasse and Southwest Palatinate districts as well as the cities of Landau, Pirmasens, and Zweibrücken are ZAS members. As a partner of the Southwest Palatinate Waste-Recycling Municipal Union (ZAS), EEW Energy from Waste Saarbrücken GmbH operates the energy from waste plant.
The plant produces annually about 109,000 megawatt hours of electricity and 28,000 megawatt hours of district heating from 180,000 tons of wastes.
|Investment volume||178 million Euro|
|Number of lines||2|
|Waste-bunker storage volume||5,300 cubic meters ≈ 3,000 t|
|Range calorific value||7-15 MJ/kg|
|Power generation||109,466 MWh/a ≈ 32,000 households|
|District heating generation||30,159 MWh/a|
The operator of the MHKW Pirmasens, EEW Energy from Waste Saarbrücken GmbH, publishes the emission data to continuously inform the citizens on the quality of the exhaust gas purification of its waste incineration line.
You can find the values of the past years below (only in German):
How does a waste-to-energy plant (MHKW) work? What is flue gas cleaning? What steps are taken during energy production in the MHKW? Have these and many more questions answered during a visit to Pirmasens's MHKW.
Plant tours take place only after arranging an appointment, generally on Thursdays. You can call +49 63 31 55 36-0 to get appointments and further information.
|Number of participants:||min. 10 persons|
|max. 40 persons|
|Individuals can join an already registered group of visitors as opportunity allows.|
|Minimum age:||twelve years|
|Notes:||Tour traverses several stairs. Please wear sturdy footwear.|
|Parking spaces:||left in front of the plant entrance near the guard house|
Monday to Friday: 7:00 to 17:00
Saturday: 8:00 to 12:00
Last delivery accepted 15 minutes before closing time.