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Moorburg Power Plant – one of the most modern and efficient power plants in the world

Once commissioned, the Moorburg plant – with a capacity of 1640 MW – will generate approximately 11 terawatt hours (TWh), which equates to around 90 per cent of the electricity demand of the city of Hamburg.

Background on Moorburg

As a vital metropolis, home to countless jobs in energy-intensive sectors, Hamburg is in a constant state of growth and needs a stable energy supply – both now and in the future. The Moorburg plant will secure an economic and ecologically friendly supply of electricity in the region for the long term. Against the backdrop of the ever greater contribution from renewable energy sources, it will act as the fundamental base load, which is also crucial for industry.

The Southern Elbe site has a long history: electricity has been generated there for decades. Newly constructed wharves enable the unloading of sea-faring ships, and the handling of large quantities of coal, ash and gypsum will benefit both local service providers and Hamburg's ports. This guarantees stable development and additional jobs for the Hamburg Metropolitan Region, as well as acting as a catalyst for further investment.

Moorburg Power Plant facts 

Once commissioned, the Moorburg plant – with a capacity of 1640 MW – will generate approximately 11 terawatt hours (TWh), which equates to around 90 per cent of the electricity demand of the city of Hamburg.