Uniper to re-start construction of Datteln 4 power plant

  • Münster district government approves re-start ahead of schedule

The Münster district government today approved to re-start construction work on the Datteln 4 power plant ahead of schedule. Uniper will immediately resume construction on the largely finished power plant. The company aims to put the power plant into operation as soon as possible in order to ensure the reliable long-term security of supply with traction power and for the district heating system.

The construction activities starting now comprise the work on various elements of the plant, including transformer systems, fuel storage, transfer structures, workshop and lab buildings as well as unloading units for ships. The company expects completion to take about two years.

On January 20, 2016, Uniper submitted the application documents for approval to re-start construction activities ahead of schedule after it became clear that a successful completion of the ongoing approval procedures under immission control law is to be expected. In such cases, regulatory approval law (under section 8a of the Federal Immission Control Act) expressly provides for the possibility of an approval for early start of construction. Uniper remains confident that the approval under immission control law will be granted soon.

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