Rheinhafen steam power plant in Karlsruhe

At the site of the Rheinhafen steam power plant in Karlsruhe – RDK for short – a new coal-fired unit went into operation after many years of construction: RDK 8 The new RDK 8 power plant is an essential component of an environmentally friendly energy supply. With a multitude of technical innovations, RDK 8 is setting a new worldwide standard for the efficient and thus environmentally friendly generation of electricity and district heating from hard coal.

RDK 8 – a milestone in efficiency

RDK8 Rheinhafen steam power plant
The large construction site RDK 8 in Karlsruhe’s Rheinhafen

The most important advantages of the new system at a glance

Dialogue and tour

RDK8 tour

Construction diary and current information on the course of the project

September to December 2013 +++ First full load

In December, Block 8 of the Rheinhafen steam power plant reaches 907 MWe.

July to September 2013 +++ First electricity feed-in

First electricity feed-in at RDK8

April to June 2013 +++ First oil fire

First oil fire at RDK8
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