EnBW has chosen GE to provide the H-Class natural gas-fired combined cycle power generation equipment for EnBW’s CHP plant in Heilbronn and Altbach/Deizisau (Germany), totalling an installed capacity of 1.4 GW. The project aims to replace existing coal-fired plants at Heilbronn and Altbach/Deizisau with gas-fired power plants, while enabling future fuel mix combustion of up to 100% by volume of hydrogen in the 2030s. The new CCGT power plants are targeted to begin operations by the end of 2026.
The 1.1 GW coal-fired CHP Heilbronn plant is composed of three coal-fired units (2x125 MW ; 1x816 MW), and the 1 GW Altbach/Deizisau power plant consists of two coal-fired units totalling 783 MW, one 65 MW gas-fired unit and three units fuelled by gas and oil totalling 197 MW.
GE Vernova’s Gas Power business will supply 9HA.01 gas turbines, STF-D650 steam turbines, W88 generators, and triple pressure with reheat Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) to EnBW. The orders include the equipment, construction of the plants as well as software solutions, maintenance, and services for 10 years. GE Vernova will lead an international consortium for the projects, including the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies Bonatti and SENER.
Germany has an installed capacity of 239 GW. In 2022, the country had 40 GW of coal and lignite and 32 GW of gas.