April 23, 2018 / 9:04 AM / a month ago

TABLE-German utilities' plans for new capacity

    FRANKFURT, April 23 (Reuters) - The table below details the building plans of Germany's
power plant operators based on information gathered by industry association BDEW and presented
at the annual Hannover Messe industrial fair on Monday.
    BDEW, which mainly represents power-generating utilities, said it new of 52 units being
planned with a joint capacity of 22,420 megawatts (MW).
    But only 14 were actually under construction. 
    Among those planned but not yet begun, there were 22 gas-fired plants and six pumped storage
plants, that were being stalled by currently unfavourable market conditions for such capacities.
    BDEW members have cast doubts on plans for many units due to the largely unprofitable market
for thermal plants and pumped storage electricity, BDEW said in a related statement.           
    For simplicity, this table shows only projects above 200 MW. A handful of smaller offshore
wind and two small gas-to-power plants at Kiel and Mainz are not listed, although they count
towards the total number.
    
PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION, APPROVED OR SEEKING APPROVAL

OPERATOR                LOCATION              FUEL SOURCE     CAPACITY (MW)    EXPECTED         
                                                                    
                                                                               START DATE/STATUS
Merkur Offshore         Merkur Offshore       offshore wind     396             2019*
Trianel/EWE             Borkum 2              offshore wind     200             2019*
Uniper                  Datteln 4             hard coal       1,052             2018*
Vattenfall              Lichterfelde A Berlin gas               300             2018*
OMV Power Intnl         Burghausen            gas               850             no date**
EnBW                    Karlsruhe RDK 6S      gas               465             no date**
WPD                     Kaikas                offshore wind     max. 664        no date**
Vattenfall              Klingenberg/Berlin    gas               300             no date**
Vattenfall              Marzahn/Berlin        gas               260             2020*
E.ON Clim & Ren         Arkona                offshore wind     385             2019*
E.ON Clim / Ren         Delta Nordsee 1       offshore wind     288             no date**
KNK Wind                Arcadis Ost 1         offshore wind     348             no date**
Orsted (ex-Dong)        OWP West              offshore wind     240             2024**
Northland Power Inc.
    Innogy              Nordsee Two           offshore wind     ca. 300         no date**
Northland Power Inc./
    Innogy              Nordsee Three         offshore wind     ca. 360         no date**
Partners Group et al    Merkur Offshore       offshore wind     396             2019**
Orsted                  Borkum Riffgrund West1offshore wind     ca. 270         no date**
Orsted                  Borkum Riffgrund 2    offshore wind     450             2019*
Orsted                  Borkum Riffgrund West2offshore wind     240             2024*** 
Orsted                  Noerdlicher Grund     offshore wind     384             no date**
Orsted                  Gode Wind 4           offshore wind     ca. 300         no date**
Northland Power Inc.    Deutsche Bucht        offshore wind     252             2019**
EnBW                    He dreiht             offshore wind     ca. 900         2025**
EnBW                    Hohe See              offshore wind     497             2019*
STEAG                   Leverkusen            gas               570             no date***
Donaukraftwerk
    Jochenstein         Jochenstein/Riedl     pumped storage    300             no date***
Mainz utility           Heimbach              pumped storage    300             no date***
Trianel                 Krefeld/Uerdingen     gas               max. 1,200      no date***
Trier utility           Schweich/PSKW-Rio     pumped storage    ca.             no date***
Trianel                 Nethe/Hoexter         pumped storage    390             2025***
RWE                     BoAplus Niederaussem  brown coal      1,100             no date***
Dow Chemicals           Stade                 hard coal/biomass/
                                              hydrogen        1,000             no date***
RWE Power               Gersteinwerk 
                        Werne-Stockum         gas               max. 1,300      no date***
EDF Deutschland         Premnitz              gas               400             no date***


PROJECTS PURELY AT PLANNING STAGE

Ulm utility             Leipheim airport      gas               max. 600        no date
Trianel                 Karlsruhe/Oberrhein   gas               max. 1,200      no date
Trianel                 Gotha/Schmalwasser    pumped st         ca. 1,000       no date
EnBW                    Forbach (extension)   pumped st         270             no date
PQ Energy               Griesheim             gas               ca. 500         no date
PQ Energy               Gundelfingen          gas               max. 1,200      2021 earliest
RWE Power/KGG           Gundremmingen         gas               no entry        no date 

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*   under construction
**  approval obtained
*** approval being sought

 (Reporting by Vera Eckert
Editing by Maria Sheahan)
  
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