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Magnum is located in the Eemshaven, in the province of Groningen. The Eemshaven is a very suitable location, with its modern seaport, availability of space and infrastructure. There is sufficient cooling water capacity and a good connection to the existing high-voltage grid.


The modern and efficient power plant comprises three CCGTs (combined cycle gas turbines). Every CCGT unit is composed of a gas turbine, a steam turbine and a generator. This technology ensures a very favourable output (about 58%). The power plant has a production capacity of 1,311 MW, enough to provide electricity to two million households a day.

Gasification technology

Vattenfall's ambition for the future is to use gasification technology to convert coal and biomass into gas in combination with using carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) technology. Market conditions and a support base play a major role in the decision whether to invest in the development of this next phase.

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Natural gas at Vattenfall