Power at the mouth of the Rhine

InterGen has announced the financial close of the Rijnmond Energy Centre, a 790-MW natural gas-fired, combined heat and power facility located in an industrial zone of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Rijnmond will be the first independent power plant in NW Europe since the 1996 European Union Electricity Directive. The project will cost EUR 622 million The plant is being constructed by a joint venture of Bechtel Power, the international power engineering and construction company, and Enka, a Turkish construction company. Turbines at the facility will be the Siemens V94.3 technology. The project will supply steam to Shell’s Pernis refinery, located adjacent to the power facility. Rijnmond is projected to reach commercial operations in late 2004.

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