Stapelfeld, situated near Hamburg and Ahrensburg in Schleswig-Holstein, is at once a very popular residential area, an attractive business location and a beautiful recreational area with many nature reserves. The brief here, therefore, is to pay particular attention to the environment and at the same time to offer nearly a million people in the greater Hamburg region reliable waste management and energy supplies. To this end, Hamburg along with the Stormarn and Duchy of Lauenburg districts opened an energy from waste plant in 1979 and extended it in 1997. In 2003, it was incorporated into today’s EEW Energy from Waste Group. Now, 129,000 megawatt hours of environmentally friendly electricity are generated here every year, corresponding to the energy needs of over 37,000 households in the region. The 243,000 megawatt hours of district heat produced are supplied to households as well as some industrial estates and the neighbouring indoor swimming pool. To generate this energy, up to 350,000 tonnes of waste from the region are recovered each year in a safe low-emission process.
Energy future in Stapelfeld
In order to strengthen and develop the site for the future, EEW is currently implementing two future projects in Stapelfeld:
- The construction of a new sewage sludge mono-incineration plant to meet the new legal framework conditions for sustainable sewage sludge utilisation in the region.
- The new construction of a new waste treatment plant to replace the existing plant with a comparable capacity for waste utilisation.
The new plant will be funded by the Economic Development Fund (WT.SH) of the State of Schleswig-Holstein and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The following subsidised measures are intended to increase the energy efficiency of the planned Stapelfeld waste treatment plant:
- Replacing the turbosets and the air condenser in connection with the conversion of the water-steam cycle to highly efficient live steam parameters.
- Increase of the technically extractable district heating capacity in the CHP process.
Information on our project for the energy future in Stapelfeld can be found at
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The operator EEW Energy from Waste Stapelfeld 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 below (only in German):
|Total investment||€ 240 million|
|Number of combustion lines||2|
|Waste bunker capacity||12,000 cubic metres ≈ 6,000 tonnes|
|Calorific range of waste||7,5-12,5 megajoukles/kilogramm|
|Power generation||129,000 megawatt hours/year ≈ 37,000 households|
|District heating generation||243,000 megawatt hours/year|
Private customers at Waste Management Station, 'Abfallwirtschaftsstation'
every first and third Saturday: 10:00 – 14:00