Turnkey hot-water generation system for the Moabit thermal power plant

February 10, 2015

Bilfinger has received a new order in Berlin from its longstanding client Vattenfall. At the location of the Moabit thermal power plant, Babcock Borsig Steinmüller will erect a turnkey gas-fired hot-water generation system with a total thermal output of 60 megawatts.
The scope of supply and services includes the design, erection and commissioning of the plant with two shell boilers, a flue system with integrated emission measurement as well as the connecting pipe systems. The plant will be integrated into the district heating system as well as into the existing safety and control technology systems of the Moabit thermal power plant. The installation will be conducted in a protected former boiler house from the thermal power plant. This work and the simultaneous modernization work of other trades present a particular challenge. The initial construction works will begin in summer 2015 and the plant will be handed over to the client in late spring 2016.
In the increasingly decentralized energy landscape in Germany, this order represents a further success in an important market and demonstrates the client's confidence in Bilfinger. Bilfinger is currently executing a number of projects for Vattenfall for the expansion of the district heating supply. Total volume is approximately €40 million. In the direct vicinity of the gas and steam power plant being built in Berlin Lichterfelde, the Group will design and erect three hot water generators. They will help to secure Berlin's supply of district heating also during peak periods. In Hamburg, Bilfinger is designing and installing piping systems to connect new boilers to the district heating grid.