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DANISH FOSSIL-FIRED POWER PLANT USES SUPER-EFFICIENT TURBINES

In the European country of Denmark, electricity is almost totally produced from power plants burning fossil fuel. The country claims to have the most efficient fossil-fired power generation plant in t...


November 1, 2000
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

In the European country of Denmark, electricity is almost totally produced from power plants burning fossil fuel. The country claims to have the most efficient fossil-fired power generation plant in the world, the Skaerbaek power station, which incorporates technology designed by GEC Alsthom of the United Kingdom to reduce costs and greenhouse-gas emissions.

Included in this technology is a double reheat steam turbine operating at super-critical steam conditions of 285 bar and 580C at high pressure input that is expected to bring efficiencies in the order of 49%. The first and second reheat temperatures also are 580C. These extreme steam pressure and temperature conditions help to minimize emissions for a more environmentally friendly power plant.

For more information, contact GEC Alsthom, Steam Turbine Group, Newbold Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, United Kingdom, CV21 2NH; tel. 011-44-1788-577111, fax 011-44-1788-531700.