The community of Stapelfeld belongs to the Hamburg metropolitan region. It lies to the east of the Hanse city and to the south of the city of Ahrensburn in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. Its traffic-friendly location makes the community a very attractive residential area and commercial site. Moreover, Stapelfeld's countryside offers recreational opportunities: it's possible to amply enjoy the surroundings in two nature conservation areas.
However Stapelfeld also ensures the environmentally friendly disposal of wastes from the Hanse city of Hamburg as well as from Schleswig-Holstein's south-west. Every year energy is recovered from 350,000 tons of waste in the Stapelfeld EEW Energy from Waste thermal waste recovery plant.
MVA Stapelfeld GmbH was founded in 1973 by the Stormarn, Duchy of Lauenburg and the free and Hanse city of Hamburg districts. The plant began operation in 1979. A plant conversion occurs in 1997. Today the waste incinerator, which has belonged to the EEW group since 2003, offers disposal and supply security to nearly a million people in the greater Hamburg area.
The plant was inspected in early 2013 for its energy efficiency in relation to EU Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC. The experts' calculation yielded a result of R1 = 0.725 for the EEW plant.
|Investment volume||240 million Euro|
|Number of lines||2|
|Waste-bunker storage volume||12,000 cubic meters ≈ 6,000 t|
|Range calorific value||7,5-12,5 MJ/kg|
|Power generation||136,000 MWh/a ≈ 40,000 households|
|District heating generation||256,000 MWh/a|
Private customers at Waste Management Station, 'Abfallwirtschaftsstation'
every first and third Saturday: 10:00 – 14:00