The Rheinhafen steam power plant (RDK) is operated by Energie Baden-Württemberg Kraftwerke AG (EnBW; until 1997 Badenwerk AG) and consists of two different types of power plant: a hard coal power plant with an output of 1351 MW  and a gas and steam power plant that has been in operation since 1998 (GuD) with an output of approx. 365 MW.
The power plant is located on the Rhine, directly at the entrance to the Rheinhafen Karlsruhe, which gave the power plant its name. The power plant consists of 8 units, of which only 2 are currently in operation. The cooling water required is taken from the Rhine, while the hard coal is delivered by barge across the river.
January 18, 2021
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