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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 is being built east of the existing plants: 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 will set a new global standard for the efficient and thus environmentally friendly generation of electricity and district heating from hard coal.

State-of-the-art technology for even greater efficiency

Silhouette of Block 8 in twilight – taken in 2010
Silhouette of Block 8 in twilight – taken in 2010

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This is how the latest generation of fossil power plants works

Power plant process