DYWIDAG Form Ties and Accessories for Modern Coal-Burning Power Plant
Since the end of 2007, a modern coal-burning power plant has been under construction in the district of Moorburg in southern Hamburg. The plant will replace the Wedel cogeneration plant and supply the south of Hamburg with long-distance heating. The new power plant is being built as a double block plant and will have a capacity of 2 x 820 MW after its completion. The completion of the first block is scheduled for 2012, and the second block will be operational in 2013.
The power plant is one of the most modern plants in the world, meeting the latest guidelines for environment protection and fulfilling strict environmental specifications. The volume of cooling water that the plant can take from the Elbe River will depend on the river’s water level. In addition, the owner, Vattenfall, will build a fish bypass system in the town of Geesthacht in order to minimize the plant's impact on the river’s ecosystem.
The overall contract volume for the power plant is 1.8 Billion Euros. The Moorburg Power Plant is being built in sections. The powerhouse with its 86 to 104m high staircase towers, the boiler house, a coal storage yard, an inlet structure and sprinkler tanks are being built one after another.
During construction, up to 2,400 workers are on site simultaneously. DSI Haan supplied approx. 15,000 m of Ø 15 mm Form Ties, approx. 15,000 pieces of Type N Water Stops as well as approx. 7,500 pieces of Steel- Plastic Cones for this major project.